Tag Ingredients provides plastic free, ecofriendly, carbon neutral biodegradable cutlery in various shapes and sizes to hotels, restaurants, fast food chains, cafes, and even home parties. Tag Ingredients began its journey by importing raw materials from China to supply wooden ice cream sticks to the ice cream industry. However, the pandemic forced the firm to take proactive steps to reduce the dependency on imports from China, creating an opportunity for added sustainability. The firm seized this opportunity by sourcing raw materials directly from Russia and Siberia and installing various processing machines in India. The firm also specializes in food ingredient additives and is a major B2B supplier to many food sectors, including food and beverage, bakery, confectionery, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, seasoning, and ice cream, making it one of the most trusted suppliers among its clients.
Innovating eco-friendly tableware that won't cost the earth
Gaurav also holds the unique feat of completing five Ironman triathlons in five days. As a professional athlete and coach, he was always concerned about the environment, so when the chance to create his own business arose, he made certain that it would also benefit the environment. The triathlete is continually looking for innovative methods to minimize carbon footprints and make things more sustainable, thus helping the environment.
With tremendous year over year growth, the company has already made an impact with its biodegradable items. One of the most recent achievements of the firm is signing Unilever as a client. Having such a brand renowned for its work ethics, sustainability, and environmental stewardship, onboard has created more confidence in potential clients and will likely lead to continued success. Additionally, the firm is heavily involved in employing people from rural areas, especially women, and contributing towards providing better education for girls.
Furthermore, the firm plans to reduce the impact of imports in the country by establishing the entire process in India and preparing to export to European countries and the United States shortly. Biodegradable cutlery products represent an enormous opportunity and a big gap between demand and supply. Therefore the company is focusing on vertical integration to deepen its penetration into these market segments.