One for the planet: Solutions for a cleaner world from Indian businesses

From waterless bathing products to ink made from air pollutants, environment-minded Indian entrepreneurs are finding creative solutions for a cleaner world

A mural in New York, courtesy Graviky Labs’ Air Ink

A mural in New York, courtesy Graviky Labs’ Air Ink

Nikita Puri
Outside 1 MG-Lido, a mall in the heart of Bengaluru, a young man stops to pull out his cell phone and take pictures of mannequins in the display window dressed in the latest from Swedish brand, H&M. The designs, which include a knitted beige skirt and a double-breasted brown checked jacket, aren’t out of the ordinary. But the way they’ve been created is.

The clothes are made from recycled plastic PET bottles, the kind used to hold water and aerated drinks. These aren’t clothes meant for the ramp, but for office and casual wear. Looking at them you cannot tell they’ve been created out of plastic. Like H&M, other multinational companies, too, are finding environmentally conscious solutions to tackle pollutants.

First Published: Nov 08 2019 | 11:34 PM IST

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