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How India Is Raking in the Moolah While Upcycling Its Waste Into Bags, Shoes & Even Pieces of Art!


Business  (tags: India, waste management, recycling, upcycling, SustainableDevelopment, business, economy )

Evelyn
- 937 days ago - thebetterindia.com
Did you know that everyday items made of trash bring in Rs. 5 crores (US $ 50 million) annually? Here's how individuals & organisations across the country are creatively dealing with India's waste problem.



   

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Evelyn B (63)
Tuesday October 25, 2016, 11:55 pm
Sorry - error in description - 5 crore = 50 million Rupees => 749,000 US $ or 687,000 Euros
I was in a hurry, entered too fast!!
 

Darren W (218)
Wednesday October 26, 2016, 12:13 am
Brilliant pieces of art as well.
Very creative stuff
Shared, Evelyn.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Wednesday October 26, 2016, 12:32 am
NOTED!!!!!
 

Tania N (883)
Wednesday October 26, 2016, 2:31 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

Animae C (508)
Wednesday October 26, 2016, 3:27 am
i love upcycled stuff, i would always rather buy it than new!

TY Evelyn
 

fly b (26)
Wednesday October 26, 2016, 4:23 pm
noted, thank you, Evelyn
 

Danuta W (1251)
Thursday October 27, 2016, 4:15 am
noted
 

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday October 27, 2016, 7:45 am
The technology is there, the creative minds are there, no need to make any more plastic or dig out more fossil fuels. This should be and must be standard affair in every corner of our planet. I just placed on a story of using mushrooms to make leather. This will not only save cows from slaughter but we'll not need as many of those animals that must use space and water to get to the point of what they are being used for.
The Next Leather Jacket Will Be Made Out of Mushrooms
 

William C (0)
Thursday October 27, 2016, 12:33 pm
Thank you.
 

Birgit W (160)
Thursday October 27, 2016, 1:04 pm
Excellent! Thanks for sharing.
 

─╣ucia A (16)
Thursday October 27, 2016, 1:22 pm
Noted and shared. Thank you!
 

Colleen L (3)
Thursday October 27, 2016, 4:48 pm
Thanks Evelyn
 

Past Member (0)
Friday October 28, 2016, 6:01 am
Make full use of our resources
 

Les L (12)
Friday October 28, 2016, 10:29 am
Great story TYFS Evelyn!
 

Melania P (123)
Friday October 28, 2016, 1:05 pm
Sharing
 

Trish K (29)
Friday October 28, 2016, 2:31 pm
I saw some guy making pellets out of Carbon in the Air - turning it into furniture, pipe wraps and who knows where the possibilities end. Tons of carbon pulled out of the air we breathe should go over big in China and India. They turn their trash into 'merchandise' and sell it back to us. China had to shut down all factories for ten days just so it could take good photos of the Army in front of the Forbidden City because of carbon fog.
 

Lois J (63)
Friday October 28, 2016, 4:17 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Evelyn.
 

Anne K (139)
Saturday October 29, 2016, 4:37 pm
Thanks, Evelyn.
 

Hartson Doak (39)
Saturday October 29, 2016, 11:39 pm
I see a time coming soon, where we will go back to our land fills and dig them back up to get to the resources that we have buried there.
 

Janet B (0)
Sunday October 30, 2016, 1:08 pm
Thanks
 

Lenore K (0)
Sunday October 30, 2016, 3:24 pm
ok
 

Peggy B (43)
Sunday October 30, 2016, 7:21 pm
TYFS
 

Janet B (0)
Tuesday November 1, 2016, 12:34 pm
Thanks
 

Patricia N (9)
Tuesday November 1, 2016, 11:45 pm
Great article. Bookmarked and shared.
 

Anne Haarhoff (52)
Wednesday November 2, 2016, 6:00 am
Thank you, Evelyn! Great article and imagination at work.
 

Roger G (148)
Wednesday November 2, 2016, 10:29 am
noted, thanks
 
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