We created Uuvipak to fight the huge pollution problem created by single-use plastic disposable products. The name Uuvipak is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Uruvi’ which means planet.

Plastic, being such a useful and irreplaceable commodity in our lives, its long-life, and slow degradability makes it one of the biggest threats to all life forms in all ecosystems of this planet. Avoiding its use altogether would be a big shock to the global economy and modern lifestyle. The only effective solution would be to find a way to decompose all kinds of plastic waste in an environmentally friendly way or create materials that can replace plastics but are completely biodegradable.

Over 1.2 billion pieces of single-use plastic end up in the ocean every year, and we set out to replace as many of them as we can with nature-friendly Uuvipak products.

Australia imports over 80,000 tons of single-use utensils every year. After use, most of these end up in landfills, creating pollution and generating carbon emissions.

Crab on top of a pile of bottle tops

So how are we tackling this challenge?

Our products are designed to replace single-use articles in a wide variety of applications, from takeaway containers, utensils, and cutlery to product packaging.

By upcycling food waste, our products reduce methane emissions, minimize plastic pollution by reducing single-use plastics, and eliminate microplastic contamination into food.

Unlike other biodegradable products, that require special techniques such as compost pits, or digestion chambers to fully decompose, Uuvipak is nature-friendly and does not require any special method for degradation, offering a better alternative.

All Uuvipak products are made from natural materials and are 100% biodegradable, edible, and compostable at home.

Uuvipak bowl with spoon

In nature, Uuvipak’s products degrade and can be used as manure for your garden, without the need for special equipment or circumstances. Furthermore, our products don’t leave a trace or produce any damaging byproducts, which also solves the long-term toxicity associated with plastics.

Business models relying on plastic can be made more sustainable and environment-friendly by using this innovation. With our products, we are supporting the 14th Sustainable Development Goal, which considers plastics and microplastics in ecosystems as a serious threat to sustainability.

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