Episode 2- Why Hindustan Unilever is talking about Plastic Packaging

In Feb 2021, HUL made an announcement that it was going to collect & process 100% of the plastic packaging waste it generated. Why is that significant? I'll be discussing that in this episode. https://open.spotify.com/episode/1O9GGwtkKnlfZWxZnFvUfX Also, am not reading from a script, so there are some wild tangents! :p Life is a journey and a [...]

A Sustainability and Business Podcast!

Hello!! Announcing my new podcast which is going to be various news and views I collect on what businesses are doing about the sustainability agenda...including trying to go behind the scene on how they are defining sustainability. My first episode is out, so do listen and send me your feedback! Currently available on Spotify, but [...]

what plastic is this?

what plastic is this?

I'm a Barbie girl, in the Barbie worldLife in plastic, it's fantastic!"Barbie Girl" lyrics by Aqua, 1997 it really is a world of plastic in case we still haven't noticed. but we still know so little about it. most of us would (at the most conscientious level) turn a plastic packaging around to look for [...]

it’s the system

again and again as i read life cycle impact reports a common theme emerges. when you want to know whether a product is harmful for the environment, it all depends.Tweet it depend on what? it depends on what environmental impact you are talking about Is it climate change? Is it water consumption/ degradation? Is it [...]

nice cloth bag. not.

nice cloth bag. not.

it is one thing to create a massive and global problem thanks to our usage of plastic in almost everything. it is quite another to well, try and fix something and make it even worse. an example is what we have done with plastic waste, which is easily about 80% of all plastic that has [...]

a look behind the scenes

Two recent incidents are connected in this blog. first, i placed an order for 2021 journals, three little notebooks: two made from "cow-dung and cotton rags" and one described more humbly as "recycled". second, a friend called and he spoke about some people who had started (yet another) "environmental" product. i could not help telling [...]

the after-life of electronic products

the after-life of electronic products

what happens to products after we finish with them? did you ever think about it? i used to be thoughtless as i ran through new phones and electronic gadgets every other year, often making cringe-worthy statements like "the only consumer product i consume a lot of are electronic products". i never thought about what happened [...]

the illusion of recycling plastic

the illusion of recycling plastic

Almost all of us have seen the chasing arrow symbol, three arrows bending into each other and that universally imply the product is "recyclable". But is it really? How do these products get sorted? Who sorts the products and where? At what cost? These are the questions that an eye-opening documentary from PBS explores. More [...]