Do we all realize that with time the world is gradually turning smaller in terms of fresh and clean air? Are we living a sustainable and green life? Are we using enough bio-friendly products to live an eco-friendly lifestyle? Now, this reminds me of a time when I used to be in college, where I met a girl (Akaansha) with a very soft and sober attitude. I always found her making use of her leisure time in ‘going green at work’. Her motive was to be eco-friendly in all possible ways and also promote the same as much as she could. I was not that interested in her work in the initial stages and never ever thought like her. However, things changed with time, when she explained me every bit of its positive things and I realized how important green living is to save the world.
I used to see her using jute bags and have never seen her demanding for plastic bags while shopping or using plastic bags whenever I visited her home. Being a self-governing woman, along with her studies, she started learning the process of making jute bags. I used to ask her, “Why don’t you use plastic bags when they are easily available and you do not need to wash it even, just throw it away after the use”. To this, she replied, “I want to guard the environment from getting harmed and I will do the needful”. She didn’t stop there; she took forward her dream to go green.
I was truly inspired by her. Many would have found it hard enough to give up a well-paid corporate job to become a proprietor of a fashion store where only jute products are crafted and promoted. Her aim was to make everyone environmentally conscious and primarily establish the business to replace plastic bags with jute bags. Studies have shown that ecological products like jute bags can help in living a sustainable life, thereby, reducing environment pollution. Research has proved that one hectare of jute plants absorbs up to 15 tons of C02 (Carbon Dioxide) and releases almost 11 tons of O2 (Oxygen) throughout the jute growing season.
Today, there are communities and businesses working hand-in-hand to protect and preserve our natural resources. Among them, the jute bag exporters are the ones who are really working hard to make this world an environment-friendly place to live in. Akaansha is one of those jute bag manufacturers, who have been effectively working since her college days. She believes ‘jute’ to be the breeze of fresh air that combats the use of materials containing toxic wastes. In fact, the use of jute products like jute bags reduces the pollution in the environment caused by the plastic bags. She says such eco-friendly products come to us as a breeze of fresh air amidst the heap of wasteful products we are surrounded by.
When asked about the benefits of jute bags, Akaansha came up with the following points:
- The main focus behind manufacturing and using jute bags is to protect the environment from getting harmed.
- With the increase in global warming, the need for cutting down the usage of plastics in all forms is now being controlled by producing and endorsing jute bags.
- Jute is a 100% eco-friendly and biodegradable material and never pollutes the environment like poly bags and plastic products.
- Not just the manufacturers and producers, but every individual must encourage the usage of jute products, thereby, contributing to the environment and making the planet a healthy and clean place to live in.
So, let us make a small effort to make this world a little better place in whatever way we can. For starters, let us restrict the use of plastic bags and adopt jute bags today.