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7 Benefits of Adopting Stray Animals

Since my childhood, I always wanted a pet but my parents never let me adopt one. They used to say grow up and learn to take care of yourself first. When I have grown up, I totally got uninterested to have pet but one day, I and my sister rescued a little kitten and adopted it from our street. It has been almost 7 years with my cat. In this long journey I have experienced several benefits of having a local pet. I wanna share those with you. Let’s see the benefits of adopting local Dogs & Cats…

1. It’s Free of Cost.

Adoption of stray dogs or cats is simple and free. All you need to do is, to go to the local animal shelter and ask for adopting a cute & needy puppy or kitten. Or you could also pick a lonely little dog or cat from your surrounding areas. You definitely get one. Being a pet parent has always been free, even in the prehistoric era, humans started adopting stray Dogs. But the pet industry brainwashes us for their profits. They implanted a myth that foreign breed is superior and local breed belongs to street, that is stupid logic! Next time if you consider having a pet just look around before stepping into any pet shop.

2. It Stops Animal Exploitation.

When we all initiate to adopt local Dogs or Cats, it decreases the demand for foreign breeds or hybrid pets and eventually pet industry will have to stop hybridizing, selling and torturing innocent animals. And on the other hand, stray and needy animals will get more homes and beautiful families.

3. It Protects Animals from Ill-treatment & Road accidents.

Stray Dogs and Cats live quite miserable lives and they are always in that fear of painful death, hunger and ill-treatment by people. In some countries, stray dogs are killed if they get overpopulated. Most of the stray dogs and cats are not neutered, thus they give birth to several young ones. These small and innocent puppies and kittens are not safe as they could be ill-treated or could be the victims of road accidents. If all pet parents start adopting stray dogs or cats. These poor animals get protected from our harsh world.

4. Easy Availablity of Medicines and Treatment.

Here, I would like to share my personal experience, it may or may not match with your opinion about medical expenses of pets. As I have stray cats as pets, the treatment expense of stray dogs and cats is quite affordable and medicines are easily available for stray animals in my country. In addition, free neutering and vaccination services are provided by many animal welfare hospitals.

5. They Don’t Get Sick Very Often.

My friend bought a husky, it’s a Russian breed. Her dog is not suitable for the tropical climate, it often gets sick in the summer season. So the point is, foregion breed faces trouble to adjust in new climatic conditions, thus they get sick quite often and they could even die, if they are not taken care properly. Whereas if you have local or native breed of dog or cat, they could easily adjust with you. They have less chances to get sick. Because they are adapted to live in the climate and environment of your country.

6. Local Dogs and Cats are not high maintenance.

Grooming of a hybrid pet is quite expensive, and needs to be done on a regular basis. But if you adopt a stray dog or cat, they are not so high maintenance. They don’t need regular grooming, even you could groom them at home.

7. You feel good after providing home to little homeless Puppy or kitten.

This is a great feeling to be the parent of an innocent homeless animal. If you are a true animal lover, You feel so good for choosing a stray dog or cat over an expensive foreign breed. That’s how you could contribute so much for animal welfare in society.

What are your thoughts on adopting local animals? Do you know some other benefits of adopting stray dogs or cat? Let me know your view in comment section.

10 Ways to Make Your Kitchen Zero Waste.

Which part of your house creates most of the trash? Kitchen of course! As we do several activities in this place like cooking, eating food, stocking the grocery items, washing the utensils etc. This area needs to be neat, clean and organised since food is prepared here. To maintain our kitchen, we do lots of efforts and end up producing more waste from the kitchen. Are you getting tired of maintaining your kitchen? Then you must know some Zero Waste hacks to minimise kitchen waste! Here these are:

1. Use Right Type Of Utensils

While using porcelain and glass utensils, You have to be so careful otherwise these items could easily break and end up being part of the dustbin. The sharp broken pieces of glass and porcelain items are extremely dangerous for rag pickers and stray animals. Using disposable plastic is not a good option either because it produces landfill waste world wide. You must use utensils which are made up of metals. These utensils are sustainable and last even for generations. So you don’t need to buy new glass or porcelain dishes every time you break the plate or bowl, just invest your money on metal utensils.

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👉Rainbow Style Stainless Steel Lunchbox

👉 Minimalist Plate with lid

👉 Reusable Travel Cutlery Set

👉 Stainless Steel Straws

2. Get Veggies From Farmers Market

Vegetables and fruits from the supermarket are not only processed but also wrapped in plastic films, which produce so much non recyclable waste at your home. Whereas Farmer’s market is the hub of all farm fresh, unwrapped and unprocessed vegetables and fruits. Here, farm stuff is available without that irritating plastic film on each veggie or fruit.

3. Choose Reusable Bag To Carry Grocery

Choosing reusable bags for shopping is the most effective way to reduce single used carry bags waste. It also provides you comfort while carrying several items together. If everyone starts using reusable bags, we could eliminate billions of single used plastic bags from the world.

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👉 Waterproof Reusable Veggies & Fruits Storage Bags Set of 5

👉 Bread bags Combo of 4

👉 Homemade Cloth Bags set of 6

And if you know sewing and stitching…You should consider making the bags that I have advertised above. That will just take your little bit of time, effort and yeah! some waste clothes of course…

4. Zero Waste Dishwashing Soap

As we know, all dishwashing liquids are either available in plastic packs or plastic bottles, which produces plastic pollution in stuff landfills. Plastic bottles are however reusable and recyclable but the refill packs of dishwashing liquids come in single used plastic which is neither biodegradable nor recyclable. To stop this plastic waste, we could use zero waste soap bars for washing our utensils as most of these soaps are natural and come in paper packs.

5. Use DIY Bio Cleaners

Making your own products may take little amount of your time but it saves your money and environment as well. You could also make your own DIY kitchen cleaners in order to follow a sustainable lifestyle. Here are two ways to make your DIY kitchen and Dishwashing cleaners.

For Cleaning Kitchen surfaces
Kitchen cleaner = Waste Orange/Lemon Peels + Vinegar.(Both should be in equal quantity)

For dishwashing soap
Dishwashing solution = Ash of wood/coal or baking soda + powder of Lemon/orange peels.

These bio cleaners are natural, zero waste, eco friendly and help to reduce water and land pollution.

6. Use Biodegradable Sponge

A typical dishwashing scrubber is made of non- biodegradable plastic or metal fibres. It creates the problem of microplastic in the environment. We should consider replacing our typical scrubbers with sponge of natural fibres. Biodegradable Sponge is made up of natural fibres. It also creates more foam than your regular scrubbers. It easily decomposes and dissolves in nature.

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👉Combo of 4 Natural Dishwashing Brushes

Well… instead of buying from me there is another option! Make Your DIY Scrubber at home with waste stuff. You could make a dishwashing scrubber with coconut hair. Coconut hairs were traditionally used for scrubbing the utensils. All you need is coconut hairs. You need to collect coconut hairs/fibres. Make a bunch or sheet of these fibres, your dishwashing Scrubber is ready to use!

7. Use Reusable kitchen Towels

Paper rolls are used to clean the shelf of the kitchen as it soaks up the dirt, but just think! how many trees are cut to make paper towels rolls! To stop deforestation on a personal level, we should reduce the use of single use paper items. So next time, when you go grocery shopping, try to buy reusable kitchen wraps instead of paper wraps.

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12 Pieces of Reusable kitchen towels

And another option is to take your old cotton t-shirts, cut them into square pieces and your kitchen wraps are ready. This way you could reuse your old clothes.

8. Compost Kitchen Waste

All the kitchen waste such as peels of vegetables, fruits, used coffee and tea grains etc, must be composted. Organic waste enriches soil, which further boosts the healthy growth of plants. It’s better to compost your waste rather than sending it to landfill.

9. Shop from Zero Waste Store

A zero waste store or shop is the place where you could buy your grocery and daily essential items without packaging or minimum biodegradable packaging. Grocery Items like Pulses, grains, cereals, spices and other fine grocery stuff are kept in big refill dispensers, these refill dispensers have opening taps. Customers could easily refill their grocery items in their reusable containers and carry bags from these big refill dispensers with the help of opening taps. Zero waste stores help us to reduce waste as these stores encourage customers to bring their reusable carriers.

10. Use Reusable Wraps to Store Your Food

Most of us still use plastic clings and aluminium wraps, that are single used, disposable and produce drastic waste in the environment. Nowadays we have best alternatives of these unsustainable food wrapping such as silicone wraps, beeswax wraps, cloth wraps etc. Switching to these eco-friendly food wraps will eliminate millions of tons of non-biodegradable waste from the world.


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Clean Marondera – A Zero Waste Community Based Organisation

Elizabeth Ma Nyasha, the founder of “Clean Marondera” a waste management organization, Shared her inspiring story with us where she told us how her organization is making wonders from waste and empowering her community with her innovative products.


Clean Marondera, a ZeroWaste community based organization of Zimbabwe, started with the vision to clean Marondera city and upcycling waste into something valuable. Their projects started in 2014 with few people but they gradually gained support from the local community. Clean Marondera organization is also a training center where people can learn the value of upcycling and making something innovative with trash, which not only solve the problem of waste management but also provide employment for various people who are involved in trash collection, rag picking and junk selling works.

Elizabeth told in her documentary, she has started her project in 2014, to manage the discarded waste. she came up with an idea to turn waste into cash. All her work is done voluntarily, she is doing her work without any monetary help. All her eco products are handmade and made by local community people.

Zero Waste Products By Clean Marondera…


In order to make ECO products, they first collect waste from nearby residential areas, this waste further goes through different processes. They sort these waste materials for upcycling and recycling purposes. The waste which is chosen for upcycling is converted into amazing eco products and the rest of the recyclable material is sold.

They create different products like reusable bags, mats, hats, school bags etc. People of this ZeroWaste community sell their handmade eco products, which enables them to pay for their children’s school fees. This ecopreneurship journey has empowered them to be self dependent and change makers for the environment.

Their products are sustainable and produce zero waste. They make eco products with waste clothes, plastic, tetra packs, wrappers and e – waste by hand swing methods. If we talk about the market price of their eco products, each product costs under 5 USD.

To know more about their work @ Clean Marondera

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Zero Waste & Soild Deodorant Bar! How to make Deodorant Bar at home?

The aim of every sustainable person is to attain more and more environment conscious lifestyle. To make your sustainability journey more comfortable and green. I am going to share a wonderful method to make your own Deodorant Bar, that is vegan, portable and wastefree. Continue reading because this one is different than others DIY Deodorant recipes.

Let’s make a pro version of Zero Waste & Vegan Deodorant

Things you need:

  • 1 tbsp cup shea butter (natural moisturizer)
  • 1 tbsp cup cocoa butter
  • 1 tbsps coconut Oil (nourishing)
  • 1-1.5 tbsps arrowroot powder (keeps your pits dry)
  • 20 drops of lemon essential oil or your favourite essential oil (natural fragrance)
  • 2 tbsps candelilla wax or any vegan wax (this prevents the bar from melting)

Steps To Make Vegan Deodorant Bar

  • Step 1 – Put shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and candelilla wax in a bowl.
  • Step 2 – Place the bowl with ingredients on another pot with some water in it. (Use double broiler if you have it)
  • Step 3 – Let all the ingredients melt.
  • Step 4 – Make sure the wax has melted completely. (It may take time)
  • Step 5 – Add arrowroot powder and essential oil. Mix everything well.
  • Step 6 – Pour the melted mixer in a mold and leave it to set until solid. Your Deodorant Bar is ready. Store it in a cool place.

Benefits of Using This Deodorant Bar

  • Eco Friendly
  • Portable
  • Waste free
  • Vegan
  • Natural and Skin friendly
  • Good for green consumerism

You could make bunch of these Deodorant Bars for you and your close ones. Or you could start selling these Deodorant Bar for eco friendly consumers. What are your views on this idea? Let me know!

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Man Invented Solar Heated Tent for Indian Army Soldiers, who are posted in Freezing Cold areas…

World’s first Solar Heated Tent was built by Sonam Wanchuk, an Indian engineer, innovator, environmentalist and education reformist. In his video on YouTube, Sonam Wanchuk introduced his new invention of Solar Heated Tent For Indian army at galwan valley. Let’s know some important details and innovative ideas which he has used for building his amazing Solar Heated Tent.

As we know it’s hard to survive on mountains but hats off to those soldiers who spend most of their time on borders, no matter how harsh climatic conditions they have to face, they are ready to serve their country at any cost, even the cost of their lives.

In his interview, Sonam Wanchuk described how hard conditions army soldiers face during their duties on cold climatic mountain regions, they have to live there in typical tents which hardly saves them from extreme cold or they live in iron containers which are costly and non portable.

This inspired Mr. Sonam Wanchuk to invent a solar heated portable tent which is his 15 years old invention, he first made this Solar Heated shelter for nomadics of Kashmir. He saw that Indian army soldiers who are posted in Galwan valley in winters are facing so much trouble as the temperature of this place remains low. Thus he decided to do something to address this problem of soldiers, he started working on a passive solar heated tent project, so that soldiers could stay comfortably in harsh climatic conditions and they don’t need to use fuel for heating which harms the environment.

Let’s Look Inside The Passive Solar Heated Tent


This Solar Heated Tent is divided into two parts, first is the greenhouse part which absorbs solar heat from the sun and second is the sleeping chamber, where people could sleep at night. The part of the sleeping chamber is highly insulated and waterproof. In the daytime Greenhouse part remains warm as it obtains solar heat. The wall dividing two chambers works as a heat bank. This wall stores heat and it enables the sleeping chamber to remain warmer at night when temperature gets lower.

The walls of sleeping chamber are highly insulated that means they trap heat and resists the cold at night. Sleeping chamber section is heated by a heat bank wall, which stores maximum solar heat from the greenhouse part at day time. That’s how this amazing solar heated tent works. The cost price of this solar heated tent is around Rs. 5 lakhs or 6,891.39 us dollars.

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Top 5 Straws to Stop Ocean Pollution

It is estimated that billions of single use plastic straws are produced, used and thrown away everyday. We use a straw for minutes but it remains in the environment for 200 years as a land and Ocean pollutant. Most of the single used plastic straws are non biodegradable and toxic. These straws’ last destination is either water bodies (due to beach littering) or landfills. On land areas these thin plastic straws are prone to get consumed by stray animals along with leftover food. If we talk about water bodies, marine animals are getting affected by disposed plastic straws. These animals consume disposed straws, which becomes the reason for their death.

Single used plastic straws are widely used and it will be difficult for people to quit it until they are not provided with any solution. There are lots of alternatives of typical plastic straws but most people are not aware of them because these options are not as popular as typical fancy plastic straws. Let’s know the other kind of straws which you could switch to in order to save your Planet!

#1 Stainless Steel Straws

Stainless Steel Straws is a good option if you are fond of the Zero Waste lifestyle. These straws are made out of stainless steel, which means they don’t get rusted. Steel straw is long lasting, washable and reusable for many years. You can carry it anywhere to avoid using plastic straws.

#2 Bamboo Straws

As steel straws bamboo straws could be reused. They also last longer but not as steel straws. These straws are biodegradable and made out of bamboo. It means they don’t pollute landmasses, these straws easily dissolve in soil.

#3 Coconut leaves Straws

These straws are very eco-friendly and making progress doesn’t harm coconut trees. They are simply made out of dried coconut leaves, which fall apart from trees. If we talk about its durability, these straws can’t be reused. Coconut straws are decomposed very fast and provide organic matter to soil.

#4 Edible Straws

Have you ever heard of edible straws? The straws which you could eat after drinking through it. These straws are made out of grains. These straws are not long-lasting and reusable but the good thing is, these straws don’t create any waste and if you throw them in waterways they become food for marine animals. Isn’t it amazing!

#5 Paper Straws

Paper straw is good because it’s biodegradable but if we talk about other qualities, it’s not as sustainable as straws which are mentioned above. Paper straws are not long lasting and can’t be reused. Trees are cut for making paper, however paper straws are easily dissolved in soil and don’t create pollution. Which makes these straws far better than plastic straws.

Conclusion

I think small changes could help all of us to achieve big goal of sustainable future. I personally like to use Stainless Steel Straws. It could be carried, washed and re-used easily for longer time.

Thanks for reading this article and stay tuned for more eco friendly ideas.

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Switch To Sustainable Periods! With these 3 Ideas…

Sanitary Pads may be comfortable for women but it is bringing discomfort to the planet. Did you know that a sanitary pad takes 500-800 years to decompose. Sanitary pads produce millions tonnes of waste every year. This waste is unsustainable and takes centuries to decompose.

Sanitary pad, tampons and menstrual cups are compulsory parts of women’s life. These all things maintain personal hygiene in the menstrual cycle. In olden times women used to stay at home due to their menstrual cycle but sanitary pads brought so much comfort in women’s lives. It enabled women to maintain personal hygiene along with comfort. Now it’s almost impossible to eliminate the use of these things. so what should we do? Here are some sustainable ways to maintain personal hygiene in your periods.

Reusable Pads

Reusable Pads are quite sustainable, these pads are made up of natural fabrics. You could also make your own reusable Pads. These pads are washable and last longer. When you throw a reusable pad after several usages it decomposes in weeks and dissolves in land without polluting it. Reusable pads are needed to be washed properly to avoid odor and stains of menstrual fluid.

Menstrual cups

Menstrual cups are being used widely in the west. These are considered sustainable options in comparison to pads. A good menstrual cup may last for 10 year. It means you can save your money which you spend on every month on menstrual products. If you replace your regular pad with a menstrual cup you could also prevent yourself from dumping hundreds of unsustainable pads in landfills, hence you contribute a little to save Planet from waste.

Biodegradable Pads

If you are not comfortable with reusable pads or menstrual cups. Biodegradable Pad is another good option which you should consider. You could switch reusable Pads and menstrual cups with biodegradable pads. These pads are made up of natural fibers hence these are not harmful for the environment. Just like reusable pads, It dissolves with nature. So next time you buy sanitary pads make sure it’s biodegradable!


Which kind of pad would you consider buying!? Comment me down below and share you views with us

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