How did we live before plastics were invented?

Category: Biopolymers, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Materials, Moderate, Solid Waste

Author : Admin September 15, 2016


It was not long back that a person asked me at a conference: How did we live before plastics? Or perhaps the person meant “How could we have lived before plastics?”. Either way, I liked th...Read more

How did we come to rely so heavily on fossil fuels?

Category: Basic, Climate Change, Energy, Lifestyle

Author : Admin August 30, 2016


Just in case you did not know, the world runs on coal and oil. Yes, even today. Yes, even when there is so much din about solar power, wind power and biofuels all around. Fossil fuels account for alm...Read more

What’s Wrong with the World? – Resource Scarcity

Category: Basic, Lifestyle, Materials

Author : Admin May 3, 2016


Image source: Forbes There were just 4 million people roaming our earth in 10,000 BCE. This rose to about 265 million in about 1000 BCE. That might sound like a super dramatic increase, but actually r...Read more