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Edible Cutlery: Have Your Spoon and Eat It Too!

Eat Your Spoon Have you ever wondered about the negative impact of the plastic waste that that has been generated and has to be dumped after you attend a party where the food is excellent but is served using plastic? It might just make you a tad bit upset after the excellent time you had […]

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Food Wastage In India Should Stop !

India, the world’s second most populous country, is the biggest food waster, according to the World Economic Forum. The Asian country’s agriculture output in 2013-2014 reached 263mn tonnes, far above the volume that it need to feed its population; however, 17% of Indians are too undernourished to lead a productive life, according to the United […]

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Waste Paper + Cardboard = Furniture… Wood. Re-imagined.

By Chandrika R Can you imagine furniture made from just paper and cardboards? Difficult to imagine, right? Yet, there are some differently abled youth, who make use of a different procedure to convert waste paper and cardboard into furniture. This happens through a rehabilitation programme in Chennai called Sahayatha, that encourages differently abled youth to pursue […]

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Organic Fertiliser – Balakrishnan, of Enrich Earth, shows us how to produce it in the backyard

By Chandrika R Global environmental issues can be tackled effectively at the grass root level with just a little bit of effort by people at our own homes and in our neighbourhoods. Let’s look at how V. Balakrishnan, founder of Enrich Earth, adheres to this philosophy by being an example of it. Enrich Earth is a non-profit […]

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Waste Management in Bangalore – A sad state of affairs

By Sharika Nair What is Bangalore’s biggest nightmare? Those in mansions and bungalows can escape it once they are inside their homes. The roadsides, slums and villages are filled with it – the  city’s most dreaded enemy – its garbage! Bangalore generates about 3000-4000 tonnes per district of which about 72% is organic waste. With rising […]

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The Elixir of Life: Its shortage and machines to conserve it

By Merlyn George There is a saying: “Water is the one substance from which the earth conceals nothing; it sucks out its innermost secrets and brings them to our very lips.” It has been estimated that around 100 countries will face water shortages in the next five years due to drought, rising temperatures, population and […]

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