Small Steps

Recycling, Upcycling, Sustainability, Sustainable Devt.

Small Steps: An alternative to the plastic shopping bag

Prajapati, Uma

Small Steps is a project initiated by Upasana Design Studio based in Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India. Following our design philosophy, we try to bring design to a level beyond the product and apply it to answer the various problems of everyday life. Small Steps is born out of that philosophy.

Small Steps is an initiative to promote an environmentally and socially just world. We believe that a better world is possible if we take continuous small steps in that direction. The project’s first step is to promote a responsible alternative to the plastic shopping bag. The Small Steps bag is a product designed to inspire people to carry their own shopping bag.

India alone generates 5600 tones of plastic waste daily. Small Steps is a modest attempt to bring some awareness in this direction in a positive way. We are trying to provide a solution to a global social problem and simultaneously creating livelihood for women in the local villages, education material for schools. This is a campaign for a green world to the citizen of world inviting every one to take tiny personal steps to make our Planet a better place. The project reflects our belief that the environmen...

This is a preview. To access all the essays on the Global InCH Journal a modest subscription cost is being levied to cover costs of hosting, editing, peer reviewing etc. To subscribe, Click Here.