Upcycle Plastic Waste Water Bottle Shed

“My Upcycling Workshop at Kotturpuram Tree Park, Chennai.” Mass production of plastic began only a few decades ago and now we can’t think of a world without plastics. Chennai, India is no stranger to this where I happened to conduct a workshop on reusing plastic waste water bottles. 

We collected over 700 waste water bottles from a big hotel in Chennai who were glad to reuse their waste plastic water bottles. If wastewater bottles collected from one hotel could contribute to a shed, imagine the number of water bottles we could be collecting from a whole day in various restaurants and hotels in a city.

For more information about the upcycling workshop: http://upcycleit.in/plastic-water-bottle-shed-at-kotturpuram-tree-park-2/

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Easy 1 Minute DIY – Ear rings from Keyboard ewaste

By generating an astounding 1.85 million tonnes of ewaste annually, India has become the fifth biggest ewaste producing country in the world. When electronics end up in landfills, toxics like lead, mercury, and cadmium enter into the soil and water. The ewaste problem is huge all over the world, more than 20 million tons of ewaste are produced every year.

We as an individual can reduce our carbon footprint by not throwing e-waste into the landfills. We can search for the recycling provider around our locality and give it to them or we can start reusing them in creative ways.

This Easy 1 Minute DIY video will show you how to make ear rings from waste keyboard buttons. Kindly Subscribe to my YouTube channel for future updates.

 

Steps: http://upcycleit.in/easy-1-minute-diy-ear-rings-from-keyboard-ewaste/

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Eco-friendly cards

Eco-friendly consultants are sure to turn green with envy when they see Andrea Romani’s brilliant Ecological Business Card design. The concept consists of a simple stamp that can be used to print contact information upon virtually any recycled material. The clever concept is economical and not only cuts down on manufacturing costs and energy waste, but also re-uses materials that are already on the road to being tossed away

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Source: http://inhabitat.com/brilliant-eco-business-card-can-be-printed-on-practically-anything/

 

Employee Engagement: Sustainability Strategy

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For example, Sony Electronics has launched a green workplace certification and recently added it to its overall Road to Zero environmental goal. The certification encourages employees to take steps ranging from eliminating their in-office trashcan to turning on the energy-saving settings on their computer. Based on steps they complete, they earn one of four badges: seed, leaf, tree and forest, and can earn “Sony Bucks” along the way.

☛ In the pilot phase of the program, the company says it made an average saving per participant of $85, with less than a $20 investment, making that a four times return on investment in year one. At scale, the program could lead to approximately $300,000 in savings among office employees just in direct, measurable resource costs. Eric Johnson, who runs the program for Sony Electronics, stated: “small behavior changes add up to big savings, especially when multiplied across a large organization. Building a story about why each action is important and packaging it in a way that is approachable, scalable and most of all fun encourages people to ‘own’ the actions they choose to take on”.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/employee-engagement-sustainability-strategy

Different approach to fight malnutrition

Similar initiative - INDIA

Source:

India: http://www.thebetterindia.com/46267/tricolour-india-nutrition-food-good-health-jharkhand/

Srilanka Initiative: http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2017/05/01/smartphones-for-smarter-nutrition-in-sri-lanka?cid=ECR_E_NewsletterWeekly_EN_EXT&utm_source=World+Bank+Group+Weekly+Update&utm_campaign=ef00838770-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_04&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fdb041ef28-ef00838770-44048293

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H & M view on consumption

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Like other industries today, the fashion industry, however, is too dependent on natural resources and we need to change the way fashion is made. This is why we are so committed to our mission to reuse garments and close the loop on textiles. By collecting old clothes and turning them into new updated styles instead of letting them go to waste and by investing in new innovation and technology, we are taking important steps towards a circular economy.

Source: http://sustainability.hm.com/en/sustainability/about/hm-conscious/ceo-message.html

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Reduce Carbon Footprint from Air Travel

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint From Air Travel

What is the David Suzuki Foundation doing?
In 2010, the David Suzuki Foundation installed videoconferencing equipment in all of its offices. We also rely on teleconferencing for many of our meetings, and look for ways to minimize travel to conferences, training sessions and other functions where possible. For flights that cannot be avoided, we purchase high quality carbon offsets

Flight carbon footprint calculator

http://calculator.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx?tab=3

Source: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/reduce-your-carbon-footprint/travel-sustainably/

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