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Green Products

Green but noisy

Issue Date: Nov 15, 2010
The biodegradable bags introduced by Frito-Lay for their SunChips had to be replaced by the original packaging as consumers protested the noise they made.

Hollywood goes green

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2010
HOLLYWOOD bigwigs often like to be seen as eco-savvy.

Colours not so natural

Author(s): Nidhi Jamwal
Issue Date: Mar 31, 2010
Using herbal colours to celebrate Holi festival is not as safe as one would think. Tests by Maharashtra Pollution Control Board on colours picked randomly from markets in Mumbai showed presence of heavy metals in all colours, including herbal ones. Exposure to even small quantities of heavy metals can cause nerve disorders.

A climate change for the artisan

Issue Date: Mar 15, 2010
In 1851, American writer Herman Melville wrote a novel that was then slammed as an apogee of American romanticism. A hundred and fifty years later, Moby Dick, the novel in question, appears wonderfully prescient. Now regarded as the Great American Novel, Moby Dic k is about the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab.

It’s a bad synthetic world

Issue Date: Jun 30, 2010
Plastics are everywhere and they are virtually indestructible. The US alone uses 80 million tonnes of plastics in a year—about as much as the marine catch of the world in the 1990s.

Science & Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Aug 31, 2009
ornithology Birds love noise

The current attention-grab

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2008
As the passion for recycling remains on a high, Micha Kuechenhoff turns towards garbage for jewellery. The Berlin-born, California based designer takes old, unwanted things like locks, keys, brooches and broken pieces of glass, and creates bright, stylish jewellery out of them. High end boutiques then sell them for upto US $300.

News Snippets

Issue Date: Aug 31, 2008
>> A group of direct-marketing companies in the US are banding together with their corporate clients to make mailing practices greener. The Green Marketing Coalition's guidelines for making the industry more sustainable are: Using chlorine-free recycled paper and choosing clients committed to recycling,

A new ethic?

Issue Date: Aug 31, 2008
A new ecological guide will promote eco-friendly providers of goods and services in Mexico from September. The directory, similar to the traditional yellow pages of telephone books, includes 22 categories, including food, health and ecotourism. "We realized that there was a lot to offer. If we wanted those businesses to do well, we had to connect them to the demand for sustainability," Dania Martnez-Parente, coordinator of the non-governmental New Ventures project Pginas Verdes (Green Pages), told the Latin American website Tierramrica.

Green shopping

Issue Date: Aug 31, 2008
Supermarkets in Sri Lanka pitch in to eradicate plastic menace
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