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activated charcoal powder, coconut charcoal, health benefits, wood charcoal -

  What is it? Carbon is one element that exists in a plethora of forms, charcoal being one such. And activated charcoal is a term that has become the recent fad. The primary reason for the popularity is its adsorption property. It can bind with toxins and thus, be utilized in multiple scenarios. How is it prepared? For its production, substances like wood, coconut shells, coal etc are heated to a very high temperature. The activation process then frees up the bonding sites, and produces small, low volume pores. This increases the overall surface area available for adsorption. A gram...

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bamboo, bamboo thoothbrush, tooth brush techniques, tooth brushing, vegan -

The toothbrush is an oral hygiene instrument used to clean the teeth, gums and tongue. As we all know, any individual’s day starts with brushing their teeth. IMPORTANCE OF BRUSHING An average human may eat about 3-4 times a day. The food we chew partially digests in our mouth and is then swallowed. Some food particles get accumulated over the teeth, between the teeth and also get lodged in some areas like pits of the teeth. The bacteria in the mouth acts on the food debris and converts them into plaque(a sticky substance), which is a major cause for dental...

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bamboo, biodegradable, covers, jute, wood -

What does biodegradable material mean? A biodegradable material is a material which can be broken down (decomposed) by natural factors like microbes (e.g. bacteria, fungi etc.), and abiotic factors such as temperature, UV, oxygen, etc. after these materials are disposed of into the environment. Microorganisms and abiotic factors together break down complex compounds into a simpler organic matter which eventually is returned to the soil in a reasonable time frame. The whole process of biodegradation is natural which can be rapid or slow. Therefore, the environmental issues caused by waste generated using biodegradable materials are low. Examples: Some examples of...

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Credits: Maya Vishwakarma (Content Writer)  What is jute? Jute is a natural vegetable fibre also known as the Golden Fibre for its color. Jute is one of the most affordable fibre and occupies place next to cotton as an important fibre crop of India. It is produced primarily from plants in the genus Corchorus, made from outer stem and skin of the plant. Due to its inherent high tensile strength, low extensibility, moderate moisture retention, cheapness, lustre and uniformity of its fibre Jute is in great demand. History and Origin The jute plant originated from the Indian subcontinent which provides...

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Credits: Maya Vishwakarma (Content Writer)  Humankind is considered as dominant in the grand scheme of life on Earth. It is striking to see that the world’s 7.6 billion people represent just 0.01% of all living things. Yet, humanity has caused the loss of 83% of all wild mammals and half of the plants, while livestock kept by humans abounds. Meat has long been part of human diets, resulting in livestock farming. This has an adverse impact on the environment. More animals mean more crops are needed to feed them: the planet cannot feed both increasing human and farmed animal populations....

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