Posts Tagged ‘recycling’

Clean Planet – Empower

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

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We support livelihood programs for women under Clean Planet – Empower wherein we mentor and train women in crafts for making quality products – in Mumbai and other locations  . It’s been a hugely joyous and enriching experience to see women learn and create .

We’re pleased to share the latest creation – Upcycled Fabric Coasters – colorful , vibrant and eco friendly these delightful coasters can be used on the dining table as also as decor .

These delightful products will soon be available at select outlets .

Made in India. To Make a Better India.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 – Year of the Clean Planet

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Welcome 2014 with a bash!

Let’s spruce up our homes, office spaces and our laptops/PCs/tablets etc. with these cool looking wallpapers. Download them in JPEG for your screens or print out the PDF versions for your wall (remember to use both sides of the paper while printing)

Oh! Here’s a great news for all you bag lovers. These amazing calendars are even available as reversible bags, in three different shades of Blue, Cream and Brown.

Check out this Bag of the Year at http://bit.ly/1j5kRxY

The first Eco half of the year 2014

The first Eco half of the year 2014

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The second half of an Eco friendly 2014

Click to download the 2014 Calendar (contemporary design)

 

Eco living in the first half of 2014

Eco living in the first half of 2014

Eco-stylish living in the latter half of 2014

Eco-stylish living in the latter half of 2014

Click to download the 2014 Calendar (urban style)

 

Here’s wishing everyone a very Happy and Prosperous New Year. Dream Big and Execute Bigger!

 

 

The Green People of India

Thursday, June 6th, 2013
Clean Planet @ The Green People of India festival

Clean Planet @ The Green People of India festival

 

A single spark can start a forest fire. 1 email sent to about 25 recipients in the first week of May was the spark behind a group of fiery, green-thinking individuals who came together to form The Green People of India. The Greenpreneurs share the common goal of creating a sustainable world. Today, over 100 eco-brands are a part of this ‘Green Revolution’ whose aim is “Promoting Eco-enterprises and Sustainable Development in India”.  Team Clean Planet is very proud to be a part of this green group.

TGPI, as we are popularly known, is a friendly group of like minded souls who wish to create more awareness about Eco living. There are several eco-businesses all across India started by entrepreneurs wanting to catalyze a sustainable world . Combined effort by way of shared platform will help to create a stronger impact in society. TGPI began as a grouping of ideas, skills, and efforts of each green business into one consolidated move towards a Green World. Together, we make a difference which is powerful and strong enough to create a change in the world. 

The TGPI group is ready to launch itself on 7th June, 2013, at a one of a kind event, The Green People Festival. This is a 3-day festival  on 7-8-9 June 2013 in Mumbai , India focused on sustainable living.

20 eco, ethical, sustainable enterprises from across 8 states of India will come together to present their work, cause, concept & story to the people of Mumbai at The Vintage Garden @ Bandra West.

 

 

Eco-creative Packaging

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Clean Planet eco-creative packaging

In addition to the product design we have put in a lot of thought and effort in designing tags , envelopes etc to enhance the eco quotient of every aspect of Clean Planet . e.g the papers used for the tags are 100% wood free , hand made papers . The main tag has been designed to be used as a book mark.
We’ve always felt that it’s such a waste for packaging to be discarded after a single use . At our office we reuse packaging material extensively .
The fact that most folks don’t reuse packaging has several aspects to it :
- It’s not a priority
- Packaging is seldom designed to encourage reuse
- The packing is over done or done in a way that makes reuse impossible e.g we see online stores that will pack even a book in shrink wrap , followed by bubble wrap and then in a carton like paper package with liberal use of tape . To get to the product you’d need to literally rip apart the packaging . Sure , the product is intact . But the planet pays a high price for every package shipped.
Every product produced requires resources – material , energy , man power , fuel . It’s not planet worthy to make single use products if the product can be designed to be multi-functional .
In India recycling is currently done at a very limited scale . All the stuff we toss in the garbage is transported to a land fill. Lack of segregation means that even bio-degradable stuff languishes in a land fill next to non-biodegradable material.
We worked on making the envelope used for sending out the orders super versatile . One side of the envelope is printed with material that customers can cut out and use in a variety of ways . The envelope is more than an envelope . It’s takes on a new life as cards / book mark / positivity dice – spreading joy and love on the planet .
The Clean Planet envelope was recently featured in ‘Packaging Of The World‘  that showcases creative packaging from across the globe.
p.s – a huge Thank You to all you awesome folks who have been buying Clean Planet products and re-using the envelope to make this a happier planet !

 

 

The Green Job

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

 

 

We don’t get out of shape with 1 heavy meal . Nor did the environment become a crisis with a single action or even the actions of 1 nation alone. We can’t build muscle with 1 intensive workout at a gym . Neither can the environment be healed in a day .

Routine , everyday choices and actions by individuals , communities , governments , businesses have cumulatively created the challenges we face on the environment front.

We need to drop the ‘what can I do’ line of thought and the consequent inaction / status quo . Each one of us can make a difference. Together , we make change.

 

 

TV Off, Planet On!

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Clean Planet supports HT’s – No TV Day initiative. It’s time to turn the box off and turn life on or like how we say it here – TV Off, Planet On! This could be a wonderful day to make the most of the outdoors, enjoy the weather and have a fantastic day out. Or you could choose to stay back home and do all the little things you love that make you happy. What would you rather do, other than watch tv today? Check out what folks have to say about what they’re about to do right here – www.notvday.in

Have a very happy No TV Day =)

 

Awesome 2012

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Decorate your wall board or desktop background with this earthy worthy calendar. Click on the link to the right to download a printable pdf or jpeg as per your screen size.

 

 
 

How will you make this Christmas and New Year eco friendly?

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

 

 

How will you make this Christmas and New Year eco friendly? Spread the joy of the season to the planet and be a good pal to it. You will be shopping for clothes, decorations, sweets, gifts and more right? Do carry reusable bags and go easy on those plastics. Gift giving just brings about special joy when there is an element of personal attached with it. Gift your loved ones a green gift this season.

 

We would love to have your cool suggestions on how to make this Christmas & New Year, very merry yet ecoJ. The 5 coolest suggestions will win a 25% discount gift voucher from us. With a Clean Planet tote you can save up to 300 plastic bags from clogging our beloved planet. So suggest to your heart’s content and stand a chance to get an exciting discount on our unbeatably eco stylish totes. Hurry, this contest is up and running till 31st Dec. The winners will be announced on Jan 2. Be an eco hero! You don’t need no cape to be one.

 

 

 

Living in Context with Nature

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

 

 

Warli Lifestyle

Image Courtesy - Google

 

In the concrete jungle that the urban city has become, one tends to feel rather alienated from a natural eco existence. In fact, for people born and raised in urban spaces this is the only environment – and hence way of life one knows. Our household, cultural, educational and work related activities engage a significant proportion of our time. These life-style choices drive our interaction with the surrounding and consumption patterns. Hence, for millions of folks the urban experience is limited to their home, place of purpose and mode of commute.

‘What is this life if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare’ is a line from a poem called leisure written by William Henry Davies. Quite true, with regard to two aspects -

1) We have no time and

2) We do not have a lot to stare at, for there are quite a few surroundings that are a mere conglomeration of garbage and development debris.

Such was however not the case in every scenario, day and age. History offers us some fascinating insights in ways of living that were wisely connected with nature.

For example in the 3rd century A.D. in Ancient India groves and orchards were considered as sacred spaces where the local deities were placed. The domestic and monarchic setups within such a culture worked to protect the ecological surrounding that comprised of plants and animals.  These spaces were better known as the ‘sacred groves’ and people took their interaction with them very seriously. They were exempted from tax duties and even as of the present day they serve as rich reservoirs of seeds, saplings and plant posterity. Planting trees and donating groves earned merit. A culture such as this inspires and encourages one to live in joyous harmony with nature. Within the Sarguja district within Madhya Pradesh every village has 20 hectares of these groves. They’ve also been seen at Gani and Mangaon in Maharashtra.

One need not just look at an ancient culture to understand human life that is in harmony with nature. Even as of today there are many societies that function as part of nature and not independent from it – Meghalaya’s living bridges are a fine example of the same. Known to receive the highest levels of rainfall, the residents of these states make bridges out of fig tree roots to tackle floods. The Warli tribe from Dahanu and Talasari district, Thane also holds nature in high regard with respect to their culture and occupation. They teach their young ones to live in harmony with nature and not to fear its forces. In fact, at birth a male child is gifted an axe and a girl child a sickle to establish the connection with nature at a very nascent stage.

These examples bring us back to the urban city and our zone of familiarity. How do we make our existence more natural? We ought to take some time out to engage more with our surroundings and not live oblivious to them. We need a shift in our consciousness to change our thinking and finally impact our actions and lifestyle. We ought to make a serious audit on our consumption patterns and seek for a sustainable existence.

What we need is strong individual and collective action. A few small steps such as planting trees in the neighbourhood, composting, reducing consumption of plastic to the bare minimum, reducing waste , buying organic food , reusing & recycling , sharing, making our commute eco-friendly will definitely help the ecology around us and who knows it could be a very fun endeavour to get to know who your neighbour is.

None of these steps refer to an austere, serious life. Living in harmony with nature brings immense joy, peace and a sense of connectedness. We shape the world we inhabit – through conscious effort or inaction. Let’s honour the planet by conscious participation in the creation of a new world. In doing so the biggest gift will be to our self.

 

Bag Karma

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

All of us at Clean Planet are excited to be part of the Eco Bazaar, Eco Fest organized by Mocha Treehuggers in association with The Root. We’re looking forward to meet you and discuss things green and good.

On the occasion of World Environment Day we’d also like to share some ‘BAG KARMA‘ with you. Got an old re-usable bag in fairly good condition (no plastic please)? Donate it to us and buy a spanking new Clean Planet tote for 10% less! See you Sunday 5 June 2011 at Mocha Mojo, Bandra .

The bags collected will be given to those who can’t afford them..thereby helping them to go green.