Archive for March, 2007

San Francisco bans plastic bags. It’s a major news item all around the world

From Forbes and Bloomberg to the Financial Times, the Gulf Times and the China Post, everyone’s carrying this story. The implications, particularly if other US cities start following suit, are colossal. “I have been astounded by the worldwide attention the issue has received. Hopefully, other cities and states will follow suit,” said Ross Mirkarimi, who [...]

Alka and Umesh Zadgaonkar - you make me proud to be an Indian

This morning I read a story that thrilled me, about Professor Alka Zadgaonkar and her husband Umesh Zadgaonkar, who are producing fuel from waste plastics without generating noxious gases.

I’ve always felt that the success of the software industry and the call centers and back-office operators present a less-than-accurate picture of where India’s strengths and hopes [...]

We are genuinely at a tipping point

“2006 was the year that consumers spent more on ethical goods than on beer and cigarettes - £29 billion on consumer goods alone.

So business, consumers and government appear, for the first time, to be getting serious about sustainability. Political parties of all colours raced to out green each other. We are genuinely at a tipping [...]

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