Posts Tagged ‘plastic’


Saturday, April 24th, 2010

The ultimate eco bag !

It may not be possible for all to expertly and quickly fashion stable bags from cloth . We can however use cloth creatively wrap gifts.

Ditch wrapping paper . Instead use cloth – old saris , stoles , scarves, dupattas . Being in the clothing biz we get fabric swatches of varying dimensions on a regular basis . Some of them are used to wrap objects , gifts . The end result is always delightful – for us and the recipient.

p.s – we’ve been thinking about the number of items one can make from a sari. In a few weeks we should be able to share the fun creations from a sari

The story of bottled water

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Do watch . This will make you rethink the next purchase of bottled water.

Carry a reusable bottle filled with filtered water . When you visit a friend or an office ask to refill the bottle. You’ll have better tasting water and a cleaner planet. Asking to refill the bottle at a friend’s place is possibly easier than doing so at an office . But once you start doing so it’ll feel normal . It will inspire others to do the same.

Go ahead. Make a difference.

The story of a plastic bag

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Brilliant video . Pl view and share.

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.

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.