Have you ever observed the work nature of the sanitation workers and felt the pain in your heart? Do you know who is the worker that cleans your society? Have you ever thought about their absence of services due to ill health? When PM cleaned the Mamallapuram beach with bare hands, beyond all other things, did we introspect? Mr. Sudheer Barve, an Engineer in the UK decided to design a product that will help minimize the risk of working with bare hands. Think about how we can work for the betterment of society and the nation within our capacity.
Products with sustainability claim on-pack accounted for 16.6% of the market in 2018. They increased share from 14.3% in 2013, delivered nearly $114 billion in sales, up 29% from 2013. Most important, products marketed as sustainable grew 5.6 times faster than those that were not. In more than 90% of the CPG categories, sustainability-marketed products grew faster than their conventional counterparts. But is sustainability just limited to product manufacturing, marketing, and branding? Here are some key points.
Cities across the world are looking into the circular economy concept, recognized as the driver for the much wanted green transition, simultaneously enabling high energy and material efficiency, lower pollution and GHG emissions, and job creation. Cities echo that it is time to accelerate the “reduce, reuse, recycle” mantra by rethinking the approach to development. With their high densities, cities hold the potential to adopt circular, restorative economies where we no longer consider anything to be wasted. Circular Cities, Smart Cities are we properly combining these terms while designing the future cities?
The global biogas market size was USD 25.50 billion in 2019 and projected to reach USD 31.69 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.30% during the forecast period (2020-2027). The GOI is considering some firm decisions to increase energy production with all the strategic means like foreign investments. How can rural India and allied industries get the benefit and restructure the business models to convert this opportunity to financial income source?
The biofertilizers market is estimated to be valued at USD 2.3 billion in 2020 and projected to reach USD 3.9 billion by 2025, recording a CAGR of 11.6% during the forecast period. The market is driven primarily by the increasing organic farmland as well as the rising acceptance of biofertilizers among farmers. Can India aim to be a significant market driver?
I started looking for ways to deal effectively with the problem of solid waste in India, and I found that REVERSE LOGISTICS is the missing part of the puzzle. There were another few parts scattered on the desk! Let's see if we can complete the picture with APPROACH 2Cs and 15Rs.
Cleaning up landfills is an important part of a green campaign aimed at eliminating GHG pollution, freeing the land from waste, and ensuring a safer atmosphere for citizens. We need to find the methods of cleaning which provide a source of income for municipalities, create raw materials for industries, and provide an alternative to conventional energy sources. Here is one of the solutions which interested me.
Being a microbiologist, I'm always fascinated by the ability of microorganisms to convert anything into something. This may sound ambiguous but if you give it the right sense, this is real. The adaptive changes that evolve into these little fascinating creatures have made a major impact on our day-to-day lives. Now that depends on us how much we use them to optimize their ability to convert rubbish into gold!
The use of plastics in the construction industry is often questioned by many enthusiasts. In this post, I have tried to cover major concerns about greenhouse gas emissions and microplastics leaching. Review the entire post.
Would you like to know what happened to demonetized money? Here is an interesting story that covers everything!