Together let’s build a sustainable future...
Any product artificially synthesized using petroleum products or distorting the chemical structure of the natural product when it is manufactured, used, and disposed of but cannot be converted to another form of energy tends to become a waste. This waste is a major pollutant of land, soil, and water bodies on earth.
KAKUL sources eco-friendly products that minimalize waste and follow the principles of the Circular economy rather than the linear economy.
Almost 80% of our products and packaging are re-usable through their entire lifecycle, thus moving high in waste hierarchy. These products let you purchase without guilt and offers an elegant gifting solution. More so, all these products are sourced from women-owned, women-designed, women-managed businesses and you can trust that you are receiving what you are paying for…
Consider: Only as a last resort consider recycling.
Ask: Can I find a place that will recycle this?
Act: Do "dumpster-dive" in your landfill/black bin to find items to be recycled.
Consider: Things we have acquired AND no longer use - could be household or kitchen items or clothing. Find ways to reuse them and give them a new life.
Ask: Does this item still have life in it? Can this resource (paper, water, product, material) be reused?
Act: Make the choice to expand the shelf-lives of products. Make a rag or dishcloth out of an old t-shirt. Give your stuff away to friends or a place that upcycles, donate reusable items to thrift shops or to SCRAP.
Consider: Instead of planning to just recycle, choose to reduce your consumption. Make decisions that decrease waste. the resources used to manufacture, package, transport, and dispose of products.
Ask: How can I use less paper? Are there ways to reduce my power usage? Are there leaky water faucets to fix?
Act: Reduce consumption.
Consider: Consider repairing broken, torn or worn products before buying new. Before purchasing a product, investigate options to purchase it as a service; office printers is an example.
Ask: When purchasing, ask is this product easily repaired? Is it durable?
Act: Fix ripped clothing, broken toys and office equipment.
Consider: Ways to respect and protect Mother Earth's resources. Find ways to NOT waste, purchase goods choices that do not generate waste. Just say no. Single-use plastic. non-recyclable packaging.
Ask: Does this product have the quality I need? Is it well made? Is it beautiful enough to please for a long time? Does it match my company’s ethics? Are there chemicals involved? Does it use too much packaging?
Act: Choose to not generate waste. Buy products you cherish. Buy higher quality and make it last. One good product instead of four, this way you can pay four times about it.
Consider: Consider your consumption habits before purchasing and make wise informed choices. Rethink ownership/.
Ask: Do I really need this? Do I already have it? Can I borrow it? Can I get it locally and from sustainable sources?
Act: Choose to open your mind to new ways of purchasing, be a citizen, not a consumer, get rid of the take-make-waste mentality. Before purchasing a product, investigate options to purchase a more sustainable response.
Consider: Composting puts nutrients back in the soil and avoids exuding methane in landfills.
Ask: Is this compostable? Can I eat kitchen scraps or collect them for soup stock?
Act: Cook food scraps such as carrot, radish and beet greens for soup stock. Reduce food waste https://foodprint.org/blog/zero-waste-cooking/
Though the Public procurement norms in India have a mandatory requirement of purchasing 3% from women businesses, this isn’t only about women empowerment.
Numerous studies across the World have validated that women build ethical value chains; they source ethically, develop businesses ethically, support communities, their credit default rates are under 2% and it is imperative to provide them with growth opportunities.
However, women are still under-represented in entrepreneurship and business. While the number of women registered as Directors is high but they do not directly manage those businesses. KAKUL ECO is also an opportunity to bring many of those women forward who spend most of their productive time in free labor at farms, managing households, children and adult-care.
When women attain financial autonomy, they are able to contribute to their households, pay for better child education as well as improve general family well-being. When you purchase products from KAKUL ECO, 40% of its profits will proceed to the Association of Women in Business to educate and enable many more women entrepreneurs across the nation.