Developing alternate Applications for Non-hazardous Industrial Waste through Material Design and Research
India’s growing manufacturing ambition is going to bring global issues of excessive waste with it. In response to this, Godrej & Boyce, one of India’s major manufacturing conglomerates, is moving towards a circular economy by considering their industrial waste as a valuable resource
Godrej & Boyce has adopted a unique approach, moving towards a more sustainable manufacturing practice by taking accountability of their footprint and being transparent about waste generation. The Punah Project, incubated by the ‘Innovation & Design Centre’ of Godrej & Boyce in India, was called to life in February 2015 to address these issues.
Hemmant Jha, Chief Design Officer, Godrej & Boyce, said, “As initiators of The Punah Project, we are focusing on developing alternative applications for non-hazardous industrial waste through material design and research. We aim to adopt a zero-waste policy across all the Godrej & Boyce manufacturing sites. We are happy to have displayed the applications that are a result of our extensive research on over 600 materials and several collaborations with different manufacturing teams at Godrej & Boyce as well as skilled craftsmen and designers across India.”
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Godrej is one of India’s most trusted brands serving over 1.1 billion customers worldwide, every day. Godrej & Boyce, the holding company for the USD 4.1 billion Godrej group, is a 119 year old conglomerate whose businesses span from locks to aerospace.
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