green impact through innovation

Why Eco Living is necessary :

The environmental transitions such as global climate changes droughts, floods, acid rains have deeply affected human life . In view of limited natural resources and growing population the need for effective remedial measures is inevitable. Rapidly growing industrialization and consequent pollution of soil, air and water not only degrading the environment but also affecting the quality of life and health of people in urban as well as rural areas. The increasing use of plastic and other non bio degradable products has apparently made people's life easier but at the same time it has been gradually affecting environment and its biodiversity.

In this context, eco living is a sustainable solution to meet such challenges of various kinds of environmental problems. It is our responsibility to not only conserve the precious non-renewable natural resources but also to adopt a sustainable and eco friendly way of living which is in harmony with nature. Our ancient wisdom and rich cultural traditions can be of great help in this context.

Major Problem :

More and more people around the world are becoming aware of the environmental issues surrounding plastic bags. Considering their somewhat placid appearance & non-biodegradable toxic contents, the impact of plastic bags on the environment can be devastating.

Here are some facts about the environmental impact of plastic bags:

  • Between 500 billion and 1 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide each year
  • Almost 1 million plastic bags used per minute.
  • Plastic bags cause over 100,000 sea turtle and other marine animal deaths every year when animals mistaken them for food
  • The manufacture of plastic bags add tones of carbon emissions into the air annually
  • Banning plastic bags would be the equivalent of taking 18,000 cars off the roads each year
  • Approximately 60 - 100 million barrels of oil are required to make the world's plastic bags each year
  • Most plastic bags take over 400 years to biodegrade. Some figures indicate that plastic bags could take over 1000 years to break down.