Reduce. Reuse. Recycle

Someone just put it all in three words: Recycle. Reuse. Reduce

And some people are doing it in the right way.

Loveknits would really want to feature a man who is doing it the way it should be done.

Prashant Lingam: Bamboo Man of India

“Building Houses with Bamboo, Walls with Bottles and Slippers with Tires – Prashant Lingam of BambooHouse is changing the way the world can use an amazing plant. Pins to Plane with Bamboo.”

– The Next 100 (http://www.next100.org/prashant/)

Bamboo Man of India

“I build houses with bamboo, walls with bottles, furniture with scrap and slippers with tyres. I try to use scrap and waste to develop new products and create employment opportunities for the needy.”

Prashant and his team are doing wonders, and loveknits would like to take this opportunity to bring the products in spotlight. If you are interested in buying and getting a some product for your home, we would love to help!

Bamboo and it’s benefits

-Grows and spreads quickly. Bamboo’s environmental benefits arise largely out of its ability to grow and spread quickly — in some cases three to four feet per day — without the need for fertilizers, pesticides or much water. Unlike hardwood trees, bamboo regrows after harvesting, just as grass regrows after cutting.  After it is mature, bamboo can be harvested every single year for the life of the plant.

– Bamboo can capture huge amounts of carbon dioxide which they generate and convert into oxygen. (35 percent more oxygen into the air than a similar-sized stand of tree)

-Bamboo does not release the trapped CO2 as it stays captures inside the plant, even after the harvested timber is used in value added products for construction, flooring, panels, etc. it still functions as locks carbon.

-As an attractive and sturdy alternative to hardwood flooring, bamboo flooring is tough to beat.

– Because bamboo requires few nutrients, it can grow in soil inhospitable to other plants — not only does it thrive there, it can reclaim the land so other plants can thrive, too.

– Its roots leach heavy metals from the soil, hold the soil together and draw water closer to the surface.   One example is a project in Allahabad, India, to reclaim land whose topsoil had been depleted by the brick industry.  In 1996, an INBAR project planted the land with bamboo.  Five years later, villagers could farm the land again.

There are so many more points, it would require a different feature post (Which would come soon!)

And as far as the products are concerned-

Look: Check; Quality: Check; Aesthetic: Check; Eco-Friendly: Check. Furniture that contributes to the overall look and feel of a place that too with a cause!

Material: Tyre and Bamboo

Price on request

Time: minimum 35 Days

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Footwear

Material: Tyre and Bamboo

Price on request

Time: 20 Days Minimum

 

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Houses

Material: Tyre and Bamboo and Plastic Bottles

 

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Walls out of Plastic Bottles                                         Bamboo House

 

The idea and the cause behind it is what loveknits felt connected to. In an interview with The Viewspaper (http://theviewspaper.net/an-interview-with-prashant-lingam-founder-of-greenlivelihoods/) prashant said, “emove the fear and apprehensions of starting up. Yearn for challenges and do not rush to make money. There will be a number of speed breakers in the journey. Be bold and believe in the idea. Do not give up on small downfalls. Sustaining those small problems that come your way is very important.”

 

Prashant Lingam and Aruna Kappagantula and the team, we are glad that we could feature your idea. These products are available only on order. They are specially made for you.

We would love to know what you feel.

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