Yash Papers wins Red Dot award for innovation in compostable tableware

ANI | Updated: Apr 13, 2018 17:19 IST

New Delhi [India], April 13 (ANI): The Red Dot Design Award, one of the most important product design recognition in the world, announced its 2018 winners. Yash Papers won the prestigious award for its breakthrough design in backyard compostable tableware for its brand CHUK. CHUK's compostable tableware will now be showcased at a special exhibition at the Red Dot Design Museum in Germany.

In 2018, designers and manufacturers from 59 countries submitted more than 6,300 objects to the competition. A jury comprising roughly of around 40 members assessed the products individually, including the level of innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics and durability.

CHUK won over the jury due to its innovative concept of creating tableware products from sugarcane bagasse. While bagasse makes the tableware products lightweight, flexible, microwavable and leakproof, the design has been conceptualized keeping in mind the Indian market. Plastic takes 500 to 1000 years to decompose, Chuk's products are 100% compostable and decompose naturally.

Speaking on the occasion, Ved Krishna, MD and Business Strategy Head of CHUK said, "The award is shot in the arm for CHUK as our innovative design proves our commitment towards convenience and health of Indians consumers. We are dedicatedly working towards building a sustainable environment with our tableware products. After studying the food consumption patterns in our country extensively, we aimed at creating modular designs which are bio-degradable and very consumer friendly. The products are like lego pieces which can fit into any form of tableware product. We have also worked on a rapid development cycle for products based on 3D printing and quick tooling." (ANI)