Kolkata: A panel discussion was arranged at the inaugural session of Green Architects 2023 on ‘Has the Time for Electric Mobility Come in West Bengal’ that was addressed by Mr. Rajanvir Singh Kapur, Managing Director, West Bengal Transport Corporation, Mr. Vinay Jaju, Founder, Switch-On Foundation and Mr. Nandan Mall, Founder, Chairman & Managing Director, Hulladek Recycling Pvt Ltd.
Another panel discussion was hosted on the topic, “Gen-Z And Their Obsession with Fast Fashion”. Mr. Alok Singh, Director, ESEDS School of Design, Ms. Sarita Ganeriwala, Founder, Karomi Crafts, Ms. Sujata Chatterjee, Founder, Twirl Store & Ms. Sanah Agarwal, Founder, GoaDos participated in this session.
“Consumers in India are willing to pay a premium for planet-friendly products, while urban Indians are expected to increase spending on planet-friendly brands in the next 3 years. With consumer interest on the rise and the nation taking a constructive approach towards sustainable development, the coming years look promising. Green Architect 2023 is aimed to bring together and promote the stakeholders who are constantly developing innovative sustainable and eco – friendly products. We are happy to have participation from over than 35 sustainable brands in this exposition. The exchange of ideas over the panel discussions were invigorating and encouraging”, said Mr. Nandan Mall, Founder, Chairman & Managing Director, Hulladek Recycling Pvt Ltd.
Mr. Rakesh Khatri, the nest man of India and Founder of Eco Roots Foundation, was the Chief Guest for the occasion and he held a short workshop on how to build a nest.
The discussions were followed by the Upcycled Fashion Show which featured a collection of handcrafted garments for both men and women, such as shirts, dresses, t-shirts and jackets which are made using natural, herbal-dyed, and certified organic fabrics that are carefully sourced and produced to create unique garments that express each individual’s personal style.
The participants in Green Architect 2023 were Admybin, Akshata Oils, All about Architecture, Anahat Foundation, Ather, Baurani, Cafoco Bars, Dheraaj Lifestyle, Ecoponic, EEZEE Grow Hydroponics, ESEDS School of Design, GoaDos, Greenwaves, Infimonk, Karomi Crafts, Library of Nuts, Living Pink, Lotus Store, Motherland Café, Mystic Dreams, Nakshii, Nuvkriti, Platinum Truckking, Screenzy, Shree Balaji Packaging, Shree Farms, Sustainable Advancements, Switch On Foundation, TATA Motors, Taxi Top, Vegan Daily, Vinzberry, Wanderer Nirvana and Y-East.
Established in 2015, Hulladek Recycling Private Limited is One of the top 5 PROs (Producer Responsibility Organisation) in the country and Eastern India’s fastest growing e-waste management company. Hulladek is licensed and authorised by the Central Pollution Control Board under the e-waste (Management) Amendment Rules, 2018. At present, Hulladek works with corporate giants such as Coca Cola, Pepsi Co., Nestle India, etc. and Government organisations like Kolkata Municipal Corporation and HIDCO. Hulladek is present in 13 states and 23 cities across the country in the form of branch offices, channel partners and collection points. The company has taken an oath to make the world a greener place through establishing proper & organized e-waste management systems across the country.