Category Archives: Environment

Bioplastics – A Hope

In Mike Nichols’s 1967 film, The Graduate, a disillusioned college grad, Ben, played by Dustin Hoffman, is taken aside at a party by a family friend, Mr. McGuire.

“I want to say one word to you, just one word,” Mr. McGuire tells him.

“Yes, sir.”

“Yes, I am,” Ben says, nodding.

“Plastics.”

“Exactly how do you mean?” Ben asks.

“There’s a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it?”

In the 1960s, plastics were mostly used for durable goods, from car seats to sleek, Italian-designed kitchenware. Shortly thereafter, the use of single-use, throwaway plastic for beverages, food, shopping bags and containers exploded, creating fortunes for the petrochemicals companies that would churn out hundreds of millions of tons of polyethylene, the most common and cheapest of the plastics.

Today, production is still continuing, plastics have become more dangerous than nuclear weapon

What can be done about it?

The plastics manufacturing business is global industry with enormous power. It invests a lot and it has created a lot of jobs.

Population growth and wealthier economies pretty much guarantee plastics production and demand will remain strong.

The world today has an uncontrable demand for plastics Continue reading

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Companies in U.K. to cut plastic waste

The 42 firms, responsible for 80% of plastic packaging sold in Britain, have signed a pact that aims to tackle plastic pollution over the next seven years through a series of measures. These include cutting down on single-use plastic packaging, making all plastic packaging reusable or recyclable and stipulating that 30% of all plastic packaging include recycled material.

Corporate giants such as Coca-Cola, Asda, Procter & Gamble and Marks & Spencer have all signed up the “UK Plastics Pact” amid growing concern over plastic pollution, particularly in the oceans.

“This requires a whole-scale transformation of the plastics system and can only be achieved by bringing together all links in the chain under a shared commitment to act,” said Marcus Gover, head of the sustainability campaign group WRAP, which is leading the project.

Britain announced last week that it plans to ban the sale of plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds in England, as part of a push to tackle marine pollution.

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World Environment Day – 2017

World Environment Day 2017 – Connecting People to Nature

#worldenvironmentday

Secretary-General’s message on World Environment Day

#Oceans.

#Land.

#Forests.

#Water.

The #air that we breathe.

This is our #environment.

It is the keystone of a #sustainable future.

Without a healthy environment we cannot end poverty or build prosperity.

We all have a role to play in protecting our only home.

We can use less #plastics.

Drive less.

Waste less food.

And teach each other to care.

On World Environment Day – and every day – let us reconnect with nature.

Let us cherish the planet that protects us.world_me_we

How can we take plastics out of the ocean?

Literally you will find more plastic than marine animals in terms of weight in the world’s oceans by 2050, the World Economic Forum warned recently.

Plastic has become one of the world’s most popular matermaxresdefaultials, combining amazing functionality and very low production costs. Its use has increased 20-fold in the past 50 years and is expected to double again in the next 20 years.

Almost everybody in the world comes into contact with it — over a quarter of all plastic is used for packaging, the most popular use of the material.

But only 14% of plastic packaging is collected for recycling.

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So how do we fix this? People all over the world are gathering to clean up beaches, while new technologies to remove plastics from the ocean are currently being developed. As the demand for plastics is set to double in the next two decades, we need to look at the root cause not just the symptoms, if we really want to solve the problem. To free our ocean from plastics, we have to fundamentally rethink the way we make, use and reuse plastics, so that they do not become waste in the first place.

To create a circular economy for plastics  – we need innovations in the form of better materials, clever product designs, and new, circular business models.

The Circular Materials  economy may make the ways to make all plastic packaging recyclable or composted.

Composting – Wise waste management.

A major issue facing modern society is waste management. More simply put, what should we do with the waste we produce? A growing emphasis has been placed on the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Composting provides a means of accomplishing all three of the R’s. Through composting the amount of garbage sent to the landfill is reduced, the organic matter is reused rather than dumped, and it is recycled into a useful soil amendment.

Natural ecosystems have a proven method of breaking down organic materials into a useful end-product: the decomposers found within the food chain break down nature’s organic waste and turn it into humus, the organic component of soil.

Composting is a way of harnessing the natural process of decomposition to speed up the decay of waste. The history of composting dates back to the history of early agriculture. Many find that composting is as much of an art as a science. Recent concern about managing wastes and producing food in an environmentally sound manner has led to a renewed interest in small-scale, backyard composting as well as an interest in developing large-scale, commercial and municipal composting systems.

Designing successful composting systems requires an understanding of certain biological, chemical, and physical processes such as the movement of air, uptake of carbon and nitrogen, and heat production and transfer.

Ecolife provides environmentally sustainable and cost effective organic waste management technologies. Ecolife provides design, equipment and commissioning for composting projects. The composting technologies promoted by Ecolife provides an environmentally sustainable solution to the organic waste problem faced in many countries. It is an environmentally sustainable solution in that it reduces the amount of waste going to landfill, processes this waste without polluting the soil, air or water, and provides an stable organic product that can be used to improve soil productivity and increase plant production. The nutrients in the compost and fertilizer products that are produced reduce the dependence on chemical fertilizer.


Ecolife composting technologies are climate change friendly achieved by reducing methane emission from landfills through diversion of the organic waste that would otherwise produce methane. The recycling of nutrients required by plants decreases the dependency on chemical fertilizers, the production of which is an energy intensive process..

Loyalk9 Chennai Pet food Packed in Biodegradable / Compostable packaging.

Consumers are paying close attention to where their pets’ food comes from—and what it’s packaged in. The pet food packaging segment is stepping up to meet the industry’s needs.

The idea of sustainability has permeated nearly every facet of business. The larger issues of climate change and concern for the environment have resulted in consumers looking more carefully than ever at their impact on the Earth, including what they buy, how they buy it and who they buy it from. The pet food industry is certainly not immune to the pressures of passing the sustainability test, and as manufacturers do their best to meet customer expectations, packaging companies are focusing on what they can do, both to help manufacturers meet their goals and to satisfy consumers with the results of their own products.

LoyalK9 manufactures holistic dog food. LoyalK9 is a Species Appropriate Diet for Dogs (SAD-D) made of hygienic ingredients (moist meat, bones, organs of farm animals, fresh vegetables and essential oils) graded for human consumption.

Loyalk9 packs their pet food in certified biodegradable / compostable material packaging material manufactured and supplied by Ecolife Chennai.

 

 

 

PLA Non Woven sheet for sanitary & diaper wear.

It is the first of its kind for disposable sanitary wear & diaper wear with biodegradability. We supply PLA based Non woven sheet for surface layer.

  1. PLA fiber derived from renewable resources.
  2. Air permeation and odor removing due to its unique fiber structure.
  3. Breathable film.
  4. Completely non toxic.
  5. Certified.