Blogs — bamboo

How dare you?" asked Greta! Five ideas to embrace a zero waste lifestyle "For Earth's Sake.

When Climate activist Greta Thunberg roared at the UN Climate Action Summit 2019, she bellowed “How Dare You!” The same year, a similar story was brewing in the Northern parts of India. A brother-sister duo of Vidur and Vidushi Mayor were equally agonized to witness the tragedy of waste products being scattered in the mighty lands of Kashmir. Being aghast of the unfortunate scenery, the duo settled to open an enterprise promoting an active stance for embracing a zero waste lifestyle. Thus, took birth the idea “For Earth’s Sake.” Not to be taken by the name, it is certainly not...

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Why should you adopt a zero-waste lifestyle?

With no solution in sight to the world's overflowing landfills, there is no better time than now to try a zero-waste lifestyle. Take a moment to stir up your imagination. What if one day we run out of spaces to dump our garbage? All of our landfills start overflowing, all the water bodies have dried up and there’s only waste left everywhere. The world will come to a halt and everyone will start altering their behaviour and habits so as to not produce any more trash. Why not start doing that today? Although the obvious benefits of producing no garbage...

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5 Challenges while adopting a zero-waste lifestyle and how to overcome them

If you are reading this, there’s a good possibility that you are considering switching to a zero-waste lifestyle and while you are excited to finally make a difference to the ongoing environmental crisis, you might be a tad bit scared of all the challenges that might come your way while pursuing this green lifestyle.  For that reason, we have sought out 5 challenges that you are bound to face while following this zero waste lifestyle and what can you do to overcome them: Getting overwhelmed before starting: The biggest challenge is making the first step. We are constantly reading a...

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Vishal Saini

How sustainable is “sustainable”?

We often hear people talk about sustainable alternatives… but how sustainable are these alternatives, really? A product like bamboo toothbrush has a lot of uses and benefits, but is it sustainable?  The earliest invention of the first bristle toothbrush, similar to the modern toothbrush, was found in China during the Tang Dynasty. Materials used for this brush comprised hog hair for bristles and bamboo or bone for handles and at the time was a big technological advancement.  Why Bamboo? It’s 100% biodegradable  Unlike wood, it harvests in three years (which is significantly faster than trees).  Production of plastic produces CO2, whereas bamboo...

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