One of the most inspiring organisations I’ve come across in a long while is Kiss the Ground, based in my hometown of Los Angeles. They are creating fantastic short films about the wonders and necessity of composting that are terrific for raising awareness. What I love is the clarity and specificity of their arguments – … More Kiss the Ground
It seems it is Zero Waste October – and I just found out about it. Here is a website with plenty of challenges for your school, business, or city if you want to try to push people to reduce their waste and consumption. Also, here is a great story from Fast Company about a fantastic new … More Zero Waste October
Last December my family and I took a road trip across the state. We started in Mysore and stayed at The Green Hotel – which is just lovely. It has a wonderful ambiance, good food, and they even compost (although if you look at the photographs below you’ll see it’s not without its problems, including … More Trash n’ Travel
One good thing about living in urban India is that there are cobblers on every corner who can fix your chappals quickly and for relatively little money. At the same time, pretty much any where you walk you’re bound to see left behind chappals or shoes that broke and someone decided to leave them behind … More What to do with those old chappals?
A few weeks ago some people came to my door when I wasn’t home and handed my husband a flyer and a plastic bag (pictured below). This organisation – Well Being Out of Waste – claims to be working with BBMP and ITC. It asks people to use these plastic bags (not sure how one … More Well Being Out of Waste
Rimagined just opened in Bangalore and it’s beautiful. Everything they sell has been made from upcycled goods. They have lots of lovely gift items. They also have a website for people to order from if they are outside of Bengaluru. Here are some photographs of the shop in Whitefield. Do check it out!
Okay, it’s not really plastic ice cream. But what I want to share is about a Bangalore establishment – everyone’s favourite place for ice cream sundaes. It’s Corner House Ice Cream and it’s a place that’s packed on a warm summer day. And when three of my favourite people invited me for dessert there, I … More Plastic Ice Cream
This is just a quick post to remind people to sign up for Plastic Free July. This year there are lots more resources on the website, including this checklist that you can use to pinpoint what items to target for the month: Plastic Free July Action picker. The Story of Stuff has joined in, too. Sign … More It’s Plastic Free July Again!
There is one aspect of the waste stream – that really shouldn’t be considered waste at all – that isn’t accounted for in Bengaluru. It’s the coconut shell. Coconuts are a daily part of life here – whether it’s stopping for a drink of tender coconut or grating coconut for your dry subji. It may … More Coconut Challenge
This was published in Lazmi Health. I’m posting my original version below. You can see the published version through this link. For some odd reason, they removed all my source links and put a sort of bibliographic list at the bottom, which I don’t like. Nature operates using a closed loop system. Everything is recycled, … More Pledge to compost: Healthy soil, healthy humans