Reforming Plastic Waste in Southeast Asia

Reforming Plastic Waste in Southeast Asia

Half of the top ten offenders for releasing plastic waste into the ocean are countries in Southeast Asia. Another three — China, India, and Bangladesh — are just outside of this region. Part of the problem is their proximity to the ocean, but equally important is...
A Special Alchemy of Color and Texture from Design Ateliers

A Special Alchemy of Color and Texture from Design Ateliers

As part of a series of “fireside chats” sponsored by R.I.S.E. Artisan Fund, Hema Shroff Patel and Maddalena Forcella discussed their approach to design, heritage crafts, and their design studios. Both designers work collaboratively with highly skilled spinners, dyers,...
Meeting the Demand for Investments in Water and Sanitation

Meeting the Demand for Investments in Water and Sanitation

Every person needs about 70 liters of fresh water a day to meet basic needs, according to the World Health Organization. It may not seem like much, especially to residents of developed countries, where consumption ranges from 150–300 liters per day. Yet worldwide, one...
Out of the Box Solution for Farmers

Out of the Box Solution for Farmers

There are 100 million small- and medium-sized farmers throughout India whose livelihood depends on the output from their few acres of land. Most of them earn the equivalent of $50 – $100 per month if they’re lucky. With limited resources, they are particularly...
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