Sustainability

Going Beyond Indian Shores for Sustainable Palm Oil-based Ingredients

Can you guess the most common ingredient on our shelves? It is present in nearly everything that we use every day, such as soaps, toothpaste, biscuits, beverages, and cosmetics. However, its strong demand has caused serious environmental degradation and has driven 193 plants and animals to the brink of extinction. The ingredient is Palm Oil. Here’s how its rapid cultivation poses a serious threat to the planet.  1 Why is Palm Oil Crucial? According to the World Wide Fund or WWF, Palm Oil is found in 50 percent of the packaged products in supermarkets and is also used in animal...

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THE WATER CONSERVATION PROJECT

PART 3: Drop by Drop Moving from talk to action, one step after another, led to seeing and experiencing many beautiful things, all at once. Two such cogs in the wheel of conserving water are the Vermi Compost Pits and the Polly Tunnels. While it seems to be underrated at first glance, these two together improve both, the soil’s quality and productivity, keeping the moisture intact. This not only ensures increase in nutrients but also demands less water in the long run. One after the other, we set up the two back bones. Saving every drop The Vermi Compost pits...

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THE WATER CONSERVATION PROJECT

PART 2: Thirst for Conversation The last time we spoke about the project, we told you the what of it but now, we will tell you the why of it. We wished for a long time for it to happen, and now, we have made it happen too. The Water Conservation Project has drop-by-drop, step-by-step, begun. Our attempt is to equip the 125 villagers of Talla Pali to build and nurture the project on their own by taking ownership of the roles and responsibilities, and then adding value by executing it on an individual level. With various phases at both...

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THE WATER CONSERVATION PROJECT

PART 1: Making Every Drop Count Whenever one thinks of growing, we find ourselves at the crossroads: expanding our branches to reach greater heights while keeping in touch with our roots. At SoulTree, we made a tough choice: to stay closer to our core. One such partnership that keeps us grounded and gives us our much-needed strength, is our association with Uttarakhand. In more ways than one, it has been a constant challenge to give back to this very community we source many of our raw materials from. While working with the farmers and understanding the many concerns they face,...

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Biodegradable Sachets

The use of plastics in our everyday life has become inescapable due to its flexibility to take any form, its light weight, and low cost. They are more durable than paper bags and are easily available. While the use of plastic may seem convenient, its effect on the environment and other life forms is harmful and dangerous. Industry research[1] states that 91% of plastic is not recycled. As a result, the soil and water quality of our landfills and water bodies, which are the common grounds for the dumping of plastic and waste, gets polluted and deteriorates over time. While plastic...

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