COULD PLASTIC-EATING ENZYMES BE THE ANSWER?

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Since the large-scale production of synthetic materials began in the early 1950s, humans just can’t get enough of plastic. We love them so much that we have produced up to 8.3 billion metric tons. Out of these, at least 6.3 billion tons have become waste. Only a meagre 9% was recycled, 12% incinerated and 79% […]

HAVE YOU HAD LEAVES AS PLATES?

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The practice of using leaves as plates or food wraps is nothing new. In many parts of Asia and Africa, certain leaf types are popularly used for these and other purposes. However, one German Startup – Leaf Republic has taken it a step further and is now turning leaves into plates. I am always intrigued […]

DOES ‘ORGANIC’ MEAN ANYTHING? – Part 1

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With a lot of hype to ‘buy,’ ‘grow’ and ‘eat’ Organic, one often wonders if it is worth all the fuss. Is it a mere marketing propaganda to make people pay more for food (in many cases)? Is there really something to this Organic-Craze? Is it a passing trend or is Organic here to stay? […]

GREENBIZ: IVETTENATURALS BY FESTA ETO

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Acclaimed to be ‘Nature’s Finest Produce’, IvetteNaturals offers nature-based alternatives to widely popular but increasingly ineffective unnatural cosmetic products. Despite increasing knowledge of personal hygiene and access to a wide variety of cosmetics like cleansers, body soaps, lotions & deodorants, many still battle with skin diseases like acne and eczema. There is therefore a need […]