Thursday, 16 Jul 2020
Author: kapokseed

Covid-19 & Our Earth

With Covid-19 forcing us to adopt alternate lifestyles and ways of doing business, is it not time for us to pause and think where exactly lies the balance: between need and luxury, between convenience and attempting change, between reducing travel and resuming social contact?

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Air pollution

The Writing in the Air

What if you had been told that every time you drive, you can generate ink? Seems fantastic, but here is a company that does exactly that. Born in the labs of MIT, Graviky Labs was set up in India in the year 2016 with the idea of turning air pollution into ink. Anirudh Sharma was […]

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Laundry made Environment-Friendly

Did you know that some of the most efficient household washing machine uses 60 – 70 litres per wash? Whether you look at this in absolute terms (25,500 litres per year per household conservatively) or as a percentage of the average per capita consumption of water (~ 30%), that is a lot of water used […]

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Responsible Buying

Consumer packaged goods are items that are used everyday by average customers and that require routine replacement or replenishment.  Examples are food, beverages, household products. Today, consumer packaged goods are available in several convenient sizes and consumers do not think twice about discarding the packaging once the product is over. The world’s largest consumer good […]

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Trash Convertor – Managing Waste Innovatively

What do you get when you combine a city filled with unsegregated waste and a passionate 23-year old wanting to make a difference? An idea is born. A seed for invention. Trashing all cynicism around sustainable waste management, Nivedha R M and her team conceptualized and designed a waste management system that addresses today’s problems […]

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Plastic Plate

Plastic on My Plate

Plastic changed our world; a single material that transformed our lives bringing low cost convenience to everyone’s life. It triggered a large industry and almost redefined living and the culture of our times. Today, as we stare at the environmental impact of plastic, new findings are reiterating what we have known for a while. The […]

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Plastic Shoes

My Bottle in My Shoes

In our blog “ Let Ocean Plastic Fuel Your Next Run“, we wrote about the initiative by Adidas, to recycle discarded plastic bottles for its  “ocean plastic” trainers. In this article we bring you a story of the recycling technology behind such initiatives. As per the report published in “The Hindu”, June10, 2019, Sportswear giant […]

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