Bindi Patel is the founder of ECOrrect Private Limited, which produces completely biodegradable substitutes for plastics. ECOrrect products can replace hazardous plastics in all sectors to result in an environmentally friendly place. These products are produced from plant-based biopolymers which are renewable making them a truly organic product. The inspiration emerged after the Swachh Bharat and Plastic Free Nation campaigns, an initiative taken by the Honourable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. These products are non-toxic to the environment, animals, and plants. Bindi's team is on a mission to make the world plastic polution free.
. "Passion" - the word that means the most to me. I have done my research for the past two years to reach where I am today. Before I got here, I had a lot of failures. People around me slandered me and the concept. They'd convince me that converting natural resources into bioplastic is challenging. They'd call my idea too complicated and tell me that it would never work. Walking past all those noises, I kept telling myself that I had to get there because no one else was even trying. I've made it through all of the comments, judgments, and failures because the voice within me has kept me going. Passion, I suppose, is the voice that keeps me going.
What was the moment in your life that made you Blossom into the person you are today?
There was never a moment as such. When I was a student, I manually made a bag all by myself. Later, I came across so many people who inspired me further to continue that journey. For example, my University Dean once introduced me to the incubator concept for start-ups. I participated in an incubator program. Three months later, I learned about startups and the use of incubator programs. So, for me, there was never one moment. I have always welcomed an opportunity and never denied the learning process.
What would you want the young boys & girls to learn from your journey?
"Defeat is just a state of mind. You are not defeated until you accept it." The lesson I would tell all the kids is to never accept defeat. Every time we try something new, we will inevitably be faced with thousands of difficulties. We cannot get to a place quickly. It's a long way that'll exhaust us and make us want to give up. I am certain that we can only attain our goals if we remain strong and train our minds not to give up at any cost. When you want to give up, it's a sign that you're on the right track. All you need to do is try harder and keep going.