Do you remember when you first heard of the massive waste crisis we have put ourselves in the middle of? It’s been only a few years since I really started living sustainably but some of us may not know it still, that’s exactly why it’s so important to be aware and include others in our fight against plastic waste.
But back in 2015 when most of them hadn’t even heard of the waste crisis and sustainable lifestyles, Amita founded her company based on upcycling plastics into useful products.
“Many organisations are now doing plastic weaving but it is not spun to this scale. However, people must realise that they must reduce the use of plastic. That is the only way forward.”
Originally an I.T. engineer, Amita Deshpande – entrepreneur, founder of ReCharkha and eco-warrior left her well-paying job in the States to make a difference and impact livelihoods in her native Dadra Nagar Haveli.
“My aim was to come up with a pragmatic solution that was sustainable, innovative and created livelihoods for rural people while tackling the problem of plastic waste.”
Together, Mansi Zaveri, founder of Kidsstoppress.com and Amita Deshpande discuss the topic of sustainability and waste management.
- What to do with the waste generated at home?
- How to consume consciously.
- As a family – how to practice the 3 Rs – Reuse, Recycle, Reduce.
- How plastic waste is affecting humans and animals alike.
- How your sustainable choices can make livelihoods.
- And more…
Amita said it best..
“It is important to ensure that the collected and segregated plastic waste is not dumped somewhere else. It is important to recycle in such a way that it does not again pollute some other space.”
The more I read about it I wanted to be the solution and not the problem
Here’s how Kidsstopperss.com is addressing this issue
Kidsstoppress.com, India’s leading parenting platform collaborates with Hindustan Unilever, SBI, and Vikaasa with Xynteo – on a special zero waste management podcast series. Here we will be educating our eco-warriors on how to manage their waste. We are going to share actionable tips, and tricks that will help us make that shift in our lifestyle.
It is about starting small, and not changing everything in one go. Listen to the entire podcast to know why we need to live more sustainably and how.
Teach your kids to be more environmentally conscious by reading these books that help raise eco warriors.
P.S Don’t forget to participate in the quiz and educate yourself with the curriculum! The winners will be announced in the next episode!