Author Archives: Jai Shroff

Just Say No to the Plastic Straw

Just Say No to the Plastic Straw

While it’s true over 8 million tons of plastic debris flows into the world’s oceans every year, it’s not always clear exactly which products are the greatest offenders. Could it be the plastic water bottle? Perhaps. Or maybe it is the polyethylene coating we so often find wrapped tightly around different food items at the… Read More…

Can Minimalism Bring Joy and Change the World?

Can Minimalism Bring Joy and Change the World?

The art of minimalism has been around for centuries. Many throughout the years have espoused the idea of owning less, thereby wasting less, and living a life based on accomplishment, emotions, and interactions—not things. In today’s world of capitalist excess, the notion of minimalism has essentially disappeared for most people. In this strange minimal existence,… Read More…

How One Innovator’s Dream Could Actually Conquer Pollution

How One Innovator’s Dream Could Actually Conquer Pollution

If you’ve been paying attention to the environmental plight of the ocean, you have likely heard stories about the Great Garbage Patch of the Pacific. This swirling vortex of marine debris particles—primarily consisting of microplastics and chemical sludge—was recently discovered around 1985 by some researchers in Alaska. These high concentrations of human-generated waste have created… Read More…