The term "biodegradable" has been used over the past few years, to describe plastics or packaging that could potentially be metabolized by microorganisms in nature, with complete breakdown to CO2/Methane, water and biomass. However, there is significant confusion and controversy surrounding biodegradable plastics since many suppliers have used the term to loosely describe their material/packaging without specifying the conditions under which the material would degrade in nature. For instance, some plastics (like PLA) will only degrade under industrial composting conditions, while some others (like PHA) can break down under a wider range of conditions and environments (industrial, backyard, marine). Given this widespread confusion and the misuse of the "biodegradable" term, many global government and industry organizations have issued guidelines to restrict or eliminate the unqualified use of biodegradable as a descriptor of plastics or packaging. These include the European Commission guidelines (European Plastics Strategy) and the Federal Trade Commission Green Guides in the US.
In line with such guidelines, Ubuntoo's recommends that companies providing biodegradable materials, products or packaging:
1.Avoid unqualified use of the term "biodegradable" to describe their products
2.Any claim of biodegradability should be accompanied by a description of specific conditions and environments under which the material or product will undergo degradation in nature
3.It is strongly recommended that companies provide globally accepted certifications or testing for various biodegradability claims (such as the BPA certification for industrial composting)
Further in line with the position articulated by the European Commission as well as major CPG companies, Ubuntoo recommends that "biodegradable" plastics should not be considered a solution for littering (or worse a license to litter). Appropriate collection and end-of-life solutions (such as industrial composting or home composting) need to be put into place to avoid biodegradable plastics ending up as litter in the environment.
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Unreliable government water supply and environmentally wasteful bottled water are a common problem in India. Not only is availability of drinking water a problem, assuring that it is safe and affordable is an unsolved problem.
OCEO Purifier offers a solution that has unique features
24x7 connected to Cloud
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Reduce monthly drinking water cost
Quick, easy and efficient on boarding process
Measure, monitor and maintain remotely
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A sediment Filter removes sand, fine suspensions, corrosive products, and impurities.
Activated Carbon filter is a hybrid mixture of a wide variety of graphite platelets that are interconnected by nongraphitic carbon bonding.
Deep Polypropylene Filtration Processs filter contains a self-bonded microfiber filter medium composed of multiple layers of successively finer fibres and smaller pores made of 100% Polypropylene.
Reverse Osmosis Process removes contaminants from water by using pressure to force water molecules through a semi permeable membrane.
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H20 Mineralisation process enhances purified water by infusing it with potassium, magnesium and calcium.
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OCEO Water was recently awarded a Leaders in Innovation fellowship by the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering, London and Newton Fund, UK to take OCEO innovation to global markets.
Hasmukh holds a Bachelor in Commerce graduate degree. He has done his Post Graduation Diploma in Business Management, Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies from Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India. Along with being the Director at OCEO, he is also a Partner at Pilmatis Innovations LLP.
Rajeev is an MBA in Finance from Alliance University and The University of Memphis. He is also the Founder of "aTechTron", a computer software development firm apart from being a Co-founder at OCEO.
Vikram has studied City/Urban Community & Regional Planning from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is also awarded a Leaders in Innovation fellowship by the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering, London and Newton Fund, UK. He was the Managing Partner at NIC Global before starting OCEO Water of which he is the Co-founder.