Local female entrepreneurs launch eco-friendly product line
Local consumers will now be able to access organic products that provide a healthier alternative and also help them in their drive towards promotion of a safer environment for the country.
This is the promise of Eco Atlantic Investment as its new line of eco-friendly products were introduced to the Guyana Market on Tuesday. The products include green cleaners and disinfectants, laundry detergents, fabric softeners, chlorine-free bleach, toilet paper, hand wash, baby diapers and sanitary napkins, among others.
Entrepreneur, Sophia Dolphin said the commitment as an eco-team is to only import eco-friendly biodegradable products for distribution in Guyana as the country seeks to detach itself from fossil fuel.
President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Vishnu Doerga making his presentation at the launching said women-led businesses and those promoting eco-friendly products are the directions the Chamber is interested in.
He noted that entrepreneurs must be able to innovate and look at new areas consumers would show interest as well.
Doerga encouraged those at the helm of Eco Atlantic Investment to also look at what makes the current products special and then look at what is available in Guyana in an effort to develop complementary products that meet the same objective of being environmentally friendly.
The entrepreneurs, Managing Director Miranda Thakur-Deen and Sophia Dolphin were also congratulated by First Lady Sandra Granger on the launch of the Seventh Generation product line and were encouraged to explore the possibility of using local products when expanding the business.
The Seventh Generation brand is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) certified bio-based product line that manufactures household products such as laundry and dish- washing detergents, baby and feminine hygiene products and other items.
The event was attended by Social Cohesion Minister Amna Ally, Mayor Patricia Chase-Green and other businesspersons.