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Disposables in any form are the biggest threat to the environment.

Do you know where your single use straws, ear buds, cutlery, bottles, bags, fishing nets, diapers, sanitary pads, razors, face masks and many other daily-use items that get thrown out regularly end up?

In landfills and in our oceans and this waste is a big cause of pollution in the air, water and soil.

In addition, a dismal and heavily burdened waste management system means very little plastic actually ends up in recycling units.

There are eco-friendly products that are biodegradables or compostable. But their end result is that they still end up as waste in landfills.

Why not turn to reusables instead? Reusable products are long-term, can be washed and used multiple times, and have little effect on the environment.

While I have been a strong advocate for a pro-environment attitude since a young age, my own journey exploring the myriad ways in which one can generate less waste started in 2016 as a new mother. Handed only with an aspiration to retain less junk in the household, I ended up using tiny clothes handed down by cousins, cleaning up and using toys that others didn’t need anymore, creating a ‘stash’ of only 20 cloth diapers for 2.5 years of diapering. It became second nature that eventually led to the founding of EcoDeeds.

Reusables have been traditional to the Indian value system.

It is time to return back home and distance ourselves from the use and throw culture, if not for us then at least for the next generation.

At EcoDeeds, we believe in bringing reusables to the forefront in the fight for a better planet!

Gargee Vasavada

Founder