Archive for the ‘Eco-living’ Category

Edible Cutlery

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Peesapati Narayana has experimented to created edible cutlery . The main ingredient being jowar (sorgum) which is an environmentally friendly crop because it does not require as much water as wheat and rice. Vegetable pup – spinach , beetroot , carrots – to add color.

The products are marketed under the brand name Bakeys. They are a healthy alternative to plastic cutlery, which is toxic, carcinogenic

Bakey’s products contain nutrients such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, proteins, niacin and folic acid .” Three Bakey spoons are equivalent to eating a jowar roti . The shelf life of this cutlery is nine months. If we add preservatives it can be extended up to two years” Narayana says.

Disposable plastic cutlery – from canteens , out door catering , airline / train meals etc contributes to plastic in landfills where it will lie for thousands of years . Innovations such as this one are a step forward to plastic free meals..and to a Cleaner Planet.

Carry your ideas..

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Most products come with a recommended wash care. Here’s a recommended list of contents to carry in your Clean Planet bag

In your Clean Planet bag do carry with you a note book , a bottle of water , a handkerchief and possibly a book to read…

In our harried urban lives most of us are unlikely to experience the luxury of vast tracts of time on a daily basis to nurture our ideas and dreams . What we do get is precious moments which if honored can foster creativity , originality , joy , satisfaction and meaningful action.

Clean Planet would not be what it is today if it were not for a notebook (now – notebooks) in which ideas were written for months. Ideas are like gentle birds that perch on a branch for a moment before they fly away. Write them down and follow your inspiration with action. There’s no limit to what you can create.

Wall garden

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Simple , cost effective way to use wall space in urban homes to grow herbs.

You can enjoy the sight and aroma of the herbs, get fresh produce at home , reduce usage of plastic.

(idea by Julius)

Daily Dump

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Daily Dump – DIY composting at home / community / workplaces.

Brilliant initiative that started off with the vision and perseverance of Poonam Bir Kasturi . And has now expanded into various cities in India.

View the website in detail for the benefits of composting ranging from
- gardening
- reduced burden on public waste management system
- reduced usage of plastic (to throw wet waste)
- fuel savings
- employment generation
- cleaner cities

Next , composting of non-physical waste generated each day… unproductive thoughts , feelings , fears , stress, anger.

Believe , Dream , Create

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

‘Clean Planet’ is the outcome of a vision of a sustainable world . And the belief that we CAN through our sustained individual and collective action bring that world to life..

Welcome to the world of Clean Planet.