It takes around 2,700 litres of water to make a single cotton t-shirt
Reducing Waste: What You Can Do: “Donate your old computers and tablets to a school. Many schools will be able to make good use of your old machine.” www.upcycleit.in
We know we are a problem to the environment. We have made whatever we can and did our best to put an end to the pretty looking environment. If at all the polluted air can talk, crying ice can express, garbage seas can spit back; we are still at their Mercy. Our problem lies in the creations we made; it is in the DESIGN of anything that’s created so far. Products are not designed to be green, materials used are not nature friendly, and environment was never kept in mind when we designed anything for our needs. We were so busy blending with the industrial revolution and we ultimately didn’t give a thought about its after effects.
We are used to a particular lifestyle in which some non-degradable materials are a must to use in designing anything.
- Aren’t we used to cars? Though we know cars pollute and it got batteries that are extremely Toxic
- Aren’t we used to the packaging industry? We ask for one more plastic cover at supermarkets
- Aren’t we used to the formal corporate environment, where leather shoes and bags are must?
- Aren’t we used to computer, fancy mobile phones which uses more earth’s rare materials, tablets etc.,
We can keep pointing out…
We can never be 100 % Sustainable. Thanks to our lifestyle and comfort zone but we can change our lifestyle to an extent where we leave a lesser carbon foot print.
Solution to a lesser carbon foot print lies in the hands of Designers and mentality of people to adapt the change. For next couple of decades we can use partial eco-friendly products and slowly change to 100% sustainable ones. Even manufacturers need a timeline for making green innovations. 100 % eco-friendly products don’t happen over a midnight.
This generation needs to accept the change so the younger generation sees their parents and follow the same lifestyle. So let’s not mock at whatever green products available, they may be 50 % eco-friendly but let’s start using them and encourage the designers and manufactures to make a gradual change in the clean environment.
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Packaging industry is a huge industry which involves a lot of plastic for packaging,, wrapping and much more. When a manufacturer makes a product, the product is finally delivered to the end user which is us ” The People “. We buy a lot of products every day from the time we wake up till we goto sleep like milk covers, cereals, grains, chocolates to our super market visit and much more. We buy totally new plastic package from the seller and throw it in the DUMP after using it. We do play a role in the global pollution and its time for us to realize and make as much as maximum reuse we can do with the product.
This ring is made from the left over chocolate wrapper’s. Chocolate wrappers are folded, rolled and glued together to make this high fashioned sustainable fashion Ring.
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Waste management is something that runs in my mind most of the time where ever I go and whatever I do and I believe most of us have the same feeling. I try to reduce waste and reuse it often – I avoid throwing waste and keep collecting most of them. That way I saved these chocolate wraps and this old bulb. Today I had a power problem and I thought I will play with the light that lighted my room and the chocolate wraps I got it as a gift.
This Ferrero Bulb vase is very easy to do. We have seen images shared in google with plants growing in them, im not sure whether plants can really grow in them or not but im sure flowers I made with Ferrero wrap will last longer and watering not needed.
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