A survey found that India discards 12.3 billion sanitary pads annually that is 113,000 tonnes of garbage. About 80% of urban Indian women use disposable inorganic sanitary pads. Empowering women to make informed choices about sustainable menstruation becomes the need of the hour. Read more to know the issues surrounding the issue.
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From Pads to Cups: The Sustainable Future of Menstruation
Join the movement towards a sustainable future of menstruation! Let’s break the taboo and embrace eco-friendly menstrual products for a healthier planet and healthier periods.
Futuristic Cities: A Necessity Or A Luxury?
Building a sustainable city is not only about energy saving and waste recycling. Creating a safe living space for residents that minimises the risk of natural disasters is also crucial, considering the climate crisis period we all live in. This article discusses two futuristic cities of different climate zones and how they could become the world’s model future towns.
Sustainable Smart Cities: A Peek Into Living In The Future
ecoHQ is analysing and publishing a list of sustainable smart cities that will shape the future of human civilisation. First, in this series, we discussed Saudi Arabia’s NEOM. Next, we explore Toyota’s Woven City and China’s Liuzhou Vertical Forest City.
Investing in our future: How Can Reporting Standards Help Us Know More?
In 2021, the Indian government introduced the Business Responsibility and Sustainability Report (BRSR) – an opportunity to understand better and learn more about how a company functions internally.
This year Earth Day’s theme is investing in our planet. So, let’s dig deeper into how BRSR can help us secure our future.
India’s Chaotic Electronic Waste System
India, which has 1.25 billion people, makes the third most e-waste in the world. Since there isn’t enough information to know how much electronic waste is made, the government has only made lukewarm rules over the years. As of April 2023, the organized sector wasn’t particularly good, and the government has again proposed changes to the law without considering the informal sector, which is the leading player. How will these new laws change how things work now, and what does the future hold?
Straight Line or Vertical: Will Neom be a Sustainable Model for the Future?
Neom, the extravagant dream of the Saudi crown prince, is an Arabic word for ‘new future’. As part of the Saudi Vision 2030, this 26.5 km² city is developed to become the world’s most sustainable complex. The Neom project in the Tabuk province of Saudi Arabia comprises four mega projects: The Line, Sindalah, Oxagon, and Trojena. In this article, we discuss the sustainability of Neom.
Can Circular fashion Become a Reality in India?
‘As consumers, we have so much power to change the world by just being careful in what we buy’ – Emma Watson.
In the previous article, we discussed if circularity is a sustainable reality in the fashion supply chain today. We also had a couple of conscious fashion brands share the challenges of closing the loop.
In this article, we present critical dilemmas that conscious consumers face while adopting the existing solutions available in the market in order to prevent garments from entering landfills.
The Indian Carbon Market – Legit or a Facade?
The Indian government recently announced its plans to build a domestic carbon market. How will this plan come along with the current carbon trading companies shaping the future of sustainability in India?
Sustainability Frameworks: Carbon Footprint Consulting
ecoHQ is publishing a blog series to explain the critical Corporate Sustainability, Net Zero, ESG and Carbon Footprinting or Carbon Credits.
This is the last article in the Sustainability Framework series. If you haven’t already, check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 before diving in.