TO QUENCH THIRST THIS SUMMER….
With the global warming hitting home, the signals, of an ever increasing temperatures across the globe, tropical country like ours is no exception. With the temperatures rising as early in the month of February, beats one to think of what’s in store this scorching summer. One of the greatest challenges of living in the 21st century is actively watching the impact of climate change unfolding and not knowing the solutions, to counter this scenario. Though immediate steps have been taken, for one, BAN ON PLASTIC, or simply finding another alternative to these synthetic materials, let’s see how long the impact would yield the effective result aimed at. Sometimes surprisingly, out of box thinking would result in the most wanted solution finder process, at the same time be successful at it, too.
Assam being abundant and rich in bamboo plants, has been thought of to be another material, that as emerged as a life saver. Already many bamboo products have come into many households as an alternative and replacement to everyday products. Adding to this list is the handy bottles made out of bamboo, an eco-friendly alternative developed by former IIT-ian from Assam, Dhritiman Bora’s invention has come in various sizes and costs which is approximately between Rs. 400 to 600. This product is completely natural product, this bamboo bottle is sealed using a cork, so it’s absolutely leak-proof!
As narrated by Bora, “Being a natural product, the water remains cool and hygienic, being sturdy it can be taken anywhere. The plastic bottles are very bad for health and in summer cannot be used as the climate becomes hot”. Dhritiman is not alone in this tryst, along with Mousom Bora are working towards making these bamboo bottles more accessible through an e-commerce platform called, www.tribalplanets.com. One of the main challenges that they are facing is that of awareness. Their own local people are not still aware of this day-to-day alternatives to plastic.
As narrated by Mousom, “I am trying to redefine the natural and raw choice of people through www.tribalplanets.com. We are trying to make all the products easily available at your doorsteps with little amount of digitisation. Flow and vibrant with the natural products and “SAY NO TO PLASTICS”.
VIJAYASHREE RAMESH, CHENNAI BASED ADVOCATE.