Conserve has worked with several corporate partners over the years to consult them on specific sustainability related problems.
UPCYCLED YARN FISHING NETS FOR INTERFACE FLOR
Conserve explored the extraction and upcycling potential of Nylon 6/6 from fishing nets discarded at Indian ports. We undertook a cost-benefit analysis based on the qualities of fishing nets in usage in India, and we presented a financially solvent case for recovery of the material as a suitable income generator for the fisherman along coastal India.
MARKET RESEARCH ON INTERFACE FLOR’S CARPET TILES RESALE MODEL WITHIN INDIA
In 2014, Conserve partnered with Interface Flor to assess the viability of Interface Flor’s carpet resale models in India. Interface Flor had adopted a waste reduction model to sell pre-used carpet tiles that were in good condition to new customers at a discounted rate. We were interested in adapting Interface’s UK’s model, however, in India, the resale value of most products depreciates drastically largely due to the presence of an informal resale market.
Determined to explore alternate waste reduction models that might prove successful in India, we identified competitor markets and stakeholders, surveyed and analysed sustainable business models in alternate markets, and explored the composition and texture of carpet tiles once transformed into interior products. Finally, we identified sales channels, studied the scope of manufacturing products to employ and benefit a lower income tier, and established a streamlined process to connect stakeholders
DERIVING VALUE FROM INDUSTRIAL PLASTIC WASTE BY POLYPLEX
We consulted with Polyplex to discuss ethical concerns surrounding the industrial plastic waste they produced, mapped the supply chain and flow of waste from the factory to scrap-dealers, created a range of product prototypes and explored future prospects for managing industrial plastic waste.
CSR PROJECTS FOR BAAZI GAMES
Conserve consulted with Baazi Games Pvt Ltd to educate employees on the effects of plastic waste in our rivers. We trained the team on plastic waste collection upcycling and engaged them in a plastic waste collection and upcycling drive at the banks of the Yamuna river.
Employee Awareness Expert Sessions
Employee Awareness Expert Sessions on Circular Economy via Repair for FirstSource As part of their employee engagement program First Source invited us to further the knowledge of their employees on Circular Economy, focusing on Repair. Repaid is an essential CE strategy and India has a rich heritage of at-home repair practices. Kanika Ahuja, emphasised on everyday tips and practices on how electronics and fashion can be repaired and maintained for longevity. The workshop also included interactive activities to keep the engagement and learning high.