Swiggy, Zomato rethink packaging; Mobility startups take e-route to success

4th Sep 2018
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Swiggy on Monday announced the launch of Swiggy Packaging Assist, a marketplace for its restaurant partners to access different packing solutions according to their menu needs at different price points. The team believes that packaging materials for food delivery platforms have several challenges like high costs, limited availability and quality issues. The move will help Swiggy's restaurant partners have access to different eco-friendly packaging options.

Founders of Swiggy. (L-R - Nandan Reddy, Rahul Jaimini and Sriharsha Majety)

In a bid to reduce the packaging waste created by online food delivery players, Zomato is now taking ‘baby steps’ to reduce the impact on the environment. Deepinder Goyal, Co-founder and CEO, Zomato, in a blog post said that they will add a new feature to the Zomato app for customers to opt out of cutlery to reduce plastic use.

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Deepinder Goyal, Co-founder and CEO, Zomato

Bengaluru-based Winage, a brand of Grandage Services, focuses on raising sub-nursing cadre of caregivers to offer ‘Care As Service’ (CAS), with a focus on the older population. Winage works with underprivileged youth in the society, train and certifies them as caregivers. These young people are later effectively deployed at hospitals and homes to help those who need assisted daily living. 

Founders of Winage - Rita, Arun and Raj

This year, electric vehicles (EVs) seem to be finally turning the corners. As part of its electric mobility plan, the Centre is targeting the conversion of 30 percent of the country’s total vehicle fleet to electric vehicles by 2030. It has also decided to offer a direct subsidy for each electric car, while extending benefits to those purchasing other EVs. Apart from the big names, YourStory lists some of the top electric vehicle companies operating today

Indian-born American businessman Vinod Gupta's Charitable Foundation supports The Ram Rati Gupta Women’s Polytechnic in Uttar Pradesh. Vinod Gupta aims to help uplift the village, his hometown, and wants to provide infrastructure and educational support to women of marginalised societies through sustainable initiatives in the field of education.

(From L to R) Vinod Gupta with former US President Bill Clinton

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