Focus innovation on green products

While constant research and innovation make it possible to come out with various new products, what is lacking is a focus on making environmentally friendly goods.

The amount of waste generated by the various products in the market is increasing day by day.

The need of the hour is to think along the lines of making products that are like edible cones - where the cone, along with the ice cream it holds, can be consumed.

This cuts down on the litter that is created, as in the case of ice cream served in cups with a plastic spoon.

It is time we realise that the earth is an inheritance.

We have no right to exhaust its resources and leave nothing to future generations.

There is a clear need to invent and make popular more green products.

T. S. Karthik

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 20, 2016, with the headline 'Focus innovation on green products'. Print Edition | Subscribe