What Can I Do?
Toxins in our Food, Contaminated Rivers, Plastic in Landfills – Do you feel frustrated reading these headlines in newspapers every day? Have you ever wondered "What can I do to save the planet?"
The good news is that there are many things that we can do as individuals, families, and communities, involving small changes in lifestyle that can make a big difference to the world we live in and the people we share this world with.
EAI Green Pages is a guide to not just what we can do but also how we can go about doing it. Within these pages you will find practical and down-to-earth guidance on specific products and services that help preserve the world for future generations, and suppliers in Chennai who provide such products and services.
It's a "yellow pages" that helps you go green!
Click on the categories below to start greening your life today.
The clothes we wear (and their accessories) can harm the environment due to the materials and processes that create them. Pesticides and herbicides used in the cultivation of fibre crops are harmful not only at the time of cultivation but also when the clothes made from those fibres are worn or stored, and when the clothes are dumped in landfills.
Sustainable clothing involves clothes that reduce the use of agro-chemicals in cultivation, utilise recycling,and reduce carbon emissions by minimising transport.
A list of suppliers of environmentally responsible apparel can be found in the Organic Clothing section of the Green Pages.
Bioplastics & Biopolymers
Most plastic products that we are familiar with are derived from fossil fuels but plastics from biomass – known as bioplastics – are available and used to make products that we use every day! Only some bioplastics are biodegradablebut even non-biodegradable bioplastics help reduce emissions that result from fossil fuel derived plastic.
Bioplastic products include cups, bowls, and cutlery, some of which are made from fully transparent bioplastic.
Explore the Bioplastics & Biopolymers section of the Green Pages to find products and suppliers near you.
Food & Health
The Green Revolution in agriculture dramatically increased yield but also ushered in the era of chemicals - pesticides and fertilizers used to achieve the increase in yield. Residual pesticides in the food we eat in India leads to pesticide intake that can range from 140-722% of the theoretical maximum. This places us at significant risk to many health hazards from cancer to foetal abnormalities.
Sustainable food habits, such as consuming organic food, makes us both look and feel better and help make the world a cleaner, safer place.To confirm that he food you are purchasing is organic, verify that the producer of the food has been certified through the National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) by checking to see if the packaging carries this logo
Suppliers of healthy and responsible food near you can be found in the Sustainable Foods section of the Green Pages.
Houseware & Decor
A few potted plants are not enough to make a home green. We use a large number of plastic products and expose ourselves to a number of chemicals.
The Houseware & Decor section of the Green Pages provides a list of suppliers for indoor products that help you lead an eco-friendly and healthy life.
Upcycling is the creation of new products from existing waste products with minimal processing.It differs from conventional recycling in reducing the energy and other inputs required to make the new product. Many products can be upcycled in different ways, such as the plastic bags we use for shopping upcycled to make mobile phone pouches or laptop bags.
The Upcycled Products section of the Green Pages provides a list of suppliers with a wide variety of upcycled products.