Today's society encourages us to consume more quickly than ever before. We can afford to discard items we no longer want and replace them promptly, thanks to mass production. As a result, things are engineered to last less time and to be of worse quality. To grow the necessary raw materials, large amounts of water, pesticides and other hazardous chemicals, like fabric dyes, are required. These are harming the Earth's soil, biodiversity, and local water sources. which is why I'm here to tell you about switching to Sustainable, Slow fashion
The clothing and textile sector is predicted to emit roughly 1.7 billion tonnes of CO2 each year, making it a major contributor to global warming.
Sustainable living is a lifestyle choice you make to tackle the dangerous consumerism mindset in you. Let me help you understand how small changes can add up to big savings, for your pockets as well as for the environment. Yes, it might feel like the little things you do for the environment are just a drop in the vast ocean of unawareness, but keep in mind that your action inspires others.
We are all trapped in the vicious circle of life, spending most of our time working, nose to the grind with no energy left to think about our way of living and our contributions to the environment. We hear people around us say over and over again that living sustainably
The rising concern of environmental damage and consequential global warming is the industry of toiletries, cosmetics and perfume. Chemicals are used in large amounts, wasted, and often let off into rivers or lakes or the ocean, subsequently poisoning aquatic life, and causing diseases when we consume the water. The products we use are often made up of sulfates, parabens, pH balancing agents and artificial dyes, which are also bad for our skin in the long run. What’s worse is that most cosmetic products are sold in wasteful plastic packaging which can only be used once. It is in our own interest to help ourselves by indulging in more organic products made from herbal ingredients, without the addition of harmful chemicals. There are nowadays many options in the market which come in eco-friendly packaging and with all the ingredients publicly disclosed for our knowledge. It is often a problem for us to buy cosmetic products and toiletries in travel size, which results in more plastic waste
In a constant chase for the best aesthetic appearance of everything we make or buy, we have little or no consideration for sustainability of the materials used, and the methods by which they are sourced. We often end up wasting resources that can be of good use, even if it means trimming off the extra crusty bits of your freshly made waffle, which taste just as good but may not add up for the attractive visual factor. We do the same with other practices in our lifestyle when we choose our clothing, design our living spaces and whatnot. It becomes very difficult to track the sources of every product you consume, but it is always helpful to educate oneself on the impact of production, wastage and disposal of these things.
Old buildings were mostly constructed with mud, clay and organic materials which had naturally sustainable cooling and insulating properties. Eventually, people made the switch to cement, steel
There are consequences to everything. No matter how responsibly you dispose of your waste, you do not have the control over where it goes and where it finally ends up. What if, instead of disposing your waste responsibly, you could just avoid generating waste altogether? As good as it sounds, it is near impossible to execute, and it is an idealistic expectation - which is why we can at least control the amount of plastic we use on a regular basis. The changes you make in adopting environmental sustainability and eco-friendly practices will inevitably make you healthier, and help you generate as little waste as possible. Buy rice and other grains from local vendors and take your own jar to the shop when you do so. Avoid accumulating food items and freezing them for long periods of time, consume everything as fresh as you can. Buy daily use commodities like hand wash in larger quantities, which come in the form of refill bags. You can even take the small bit of extra effort to ensure no harmful
With repeated use and abuse of resources available to us, we have fallen into a trap of unsustainable living, where many struggle to make a conscious and eco-friendly choice. Often, it turns out that we are unaware of the sources and processes that a product has been through before it reaches us, whether it could be responsible for global warming, causing pollution, unnecessary deforestation, unsustainable labour, or heavy wastage of unusable materials.
We regularly change toothbrushes without realizing just how many are thrown out in landfills, we indulge in frequent style changes, otherwise known as “fast fashion.” Women have excessive sanitary waste disposed of on a regular basis — the list goes on, with bottled water, single ketchup sachets, and whatnot. Our clothing choices matter heavily for the overall well-being of planet earth. Synthetic fabrics often end up with fine threads reaching the ocean, so microscopic
In India, waste management has always been a hard feat to overcome, both by the public as well as administrative bodies. In order to accommodate the buying habits of people in smaller quantities and more frequent purchases, more and more plastic has been making its way to the landfills, ending up in the ocean and lakes, being thrown out by families in outdoor locations, etc. Sometimes we are forced to buy a water bottle outside or consume biscuits that come in 2 layers of plastic packaging, and even the ones that come individually wrapped. There has been a recent positive impact though, since the ban of single-use plastics, which finally pushed all small shops and food establishments to switch to more eco-friendly products. Even if plastic bags are given out today, it is ensured that they are under a thickness of 50 microns, which is safe to be disposed of and decomposed naturally.
One of the greatest issues we
Are you one of those people always planning a holiday in their heads for the future? What place are you going to visit, all the stuff you're going to do, and what clothes are you going to wear? Let me give you a fair warning now and I'm sorry to disappoint you in advance.
The pace we humans are going with and how injudiciously we are using our mother earth’s resources is at a leisurely pace destroying the only planet that supports life (until proven otherwise).
Let me explain it to you by giving an example -
I am sure this happens to you all the time. You went out only to look around in the mall and not with the intention of shopping and then
Who knew there would be a day when we would all be forced to stay home, unable to see anyone, and the world would eventually take a break?
The Covid-19 lock-down enforced 8 months ago confined humans to where they were and eventually took a deep breath from our mother Earth and regained some of its magic. Rivers were washed a bit, animals and birds were seen, air cleaned up and noise decreased.
The most significant thing was how much we influenced our world and how it would look if we only avoided fouling it, of all the things we learned in this pandemic.
Posted: October 07, 2020Categories: Upcycling
Have you thought who invented TetraPacks? An invention that keeps fresh dairy fresh for many months and hence increasing shelf life.
Well most people do not care who invented what, as long as they know how that is useful for them. Infact most people do not care how are these being disposed and managed. A group of underprivileged women dwelling in the slums of Kamanahalli Bengaluru wanted to do something as well as earn and honest judicial income which bring more respect for them in their own households. It not only gives them respect but also a decent livelihood.
A self help group called Anulife now turning your tetrapack trash into beautiful pieces of handmade bags, pouches, mats, coasters , runners, stationery holders etc etc. Even during the tough times of Covid these women have not given up hope and