PRISM Bags Launches Innovative Bag for Quarantine, Made of Single-use Plastics from COVID-19

Rachel and Helen-Sage Lee, identical twins and Co-Founders of PRISM Bags, launched the ultimate, hands-free bag for quarantine on Kickstarter. The ACTIVE Recycled Fanny Pack innovatively reimagines single-use plastic waste from the pandemic by using 100% recycled nylon, engineered from plastics such as water bottles and takeout containers.  A new line of functional fanny packs inspired by our new normal. Made of 100% recycled nylon from single-use plastics.  The product is fitting for our times, as the COVID-19 pandemic has not only had a severe impact on the environment, but also had a disruptive effect on the lives of many women. Waste from single-use plastics, namely disposable masks, takeout containers, and plastic bags, has globally surged, with enough plastic waste produced to cover the entire land mass of Switzerland. In addition, women have had to adapt to their new lives during the pandemic, since there has still been a need to run errands masked up, go for an outdoor walk, or grab take-out. Women’s fashion lacks function and purses and backpacks on the market are too big for the work-from-home culture.

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India can be key player in global supply chain but has to rethink what its place will be: Nooyi

India can become a key player in the global supply chain in the post-COVID era but it has to carefully ”think through” what its place would be and take control of its destiny in terms of critical items, else it could be left holding at the negative end of the whole supply chain, former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi said on Thursday.  Interacting with Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant in an event organised by e-commerce major Amazon, Nooyi also stressed on the need to revamp the education system in India stating that all of the country’s 1.3 billion people deserve the opportunity to have access to outstanding education and then participate in any way in its economic growth.

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Sustainable tourism for Carlingford will create jobs, says Dundalk senator – Dundalk Democrat

Sustainable tourism is the way forward for the village of Carlingford, according to Senator John McGahon.  Speaking recently in the Seanad on a debate on tourism Senator John McGahon emphasised the importance of sustainable tourism.  “Tourism that fully takes account of economic, social and environmental impacts is so important”, he said.  “Sustainable tourism should ultimately be committed to having a low impact on local culture and the environment but should be looking to generate future employment for local people.”

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Making Industry more sustainable through Smart Electrification – Paul Hobcraft on Ingenuity

Electricity drives us towards a cleaner, more efficient, and more versatile world of energy, a world we need to care about individually to manage finite resources, environments, and inhabitants. The backbone of this move towards a cleaner world requires a safe, modern, efficient, and reliable power supply needs; for this, we need smart electrification.  The pressures of globalization, climate change and urbanization will shape how and where we live. In a keynote at Hannover Messe 2021, Matthias Rebellius is a Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO of Smart Infrastructure, argues as the world changes at a growing and rapid pace, sustainability will become at the forefront of everyone’s mind.

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