One of the reasons tropical forests are being cut down so rapidly is the demand for hardwoods or softwoods, such as teak, mahogany, maple, beech or alternatives that grow there. Unsustainable logging of our forests depletes the Earth's resources in many ways, reduces our Carbon sinks, decimates local creatures and the prospects of the people who live there. Obviously the deforestation of our forests is far more damaging to our environment with long term consequences.
One way out of this problem would be an environmentally friendly way to make a replacement to these hard and soft woods that go into particle board, OSB and plywood from a renewable agricultural resource.
We reckon our boards for example, would cost substantially less than conventional particle board over time.
"Saving money need not be at the expense of helping save the planet."
Our composite materials made by us are completely renewable, environmentally friendly and are actually stronger than particle board and competes easily with OSB.
Indeed, in one of the world's breakthrough we are one few companies in the world that uses a unique bio-resin combination as an adhesive for our boards. Chloro EarthTM is now deploying this cutting edge research in binding technology to bring out an analogue to particle boards and OSB from agri-residues that are at the forefront of clean tech. These strengthened agri-residues can be used in everything : from cabinetry, furniture and even to flooring.
Chloro EarthTM is also using its reach through its government and NGO network to transfer this wealth to marginalised farmers. We have initiated developmental programmes to enhance socio-economic opportunities for marginal farmers that grow Sorghum, Bamboo and eventually Cotton, Jute, Rice, and even Cocoa and Coir.
During our development research phase we determined that India is facing a bigger water crisis than an energy crisis.
"We feel it merits all of us to address this water crisis as well."
Our water tables are being depleted much faster and will be difficult, if not impossible, to be replenished once we run out of water.
Cash crops like rice, wheat and sugar cane have depleted Asia's and especially India's water table drastically. One kilo of rice for example consumes one swimming pool of irrigated water; sugar cane needs two swimming pools of water against 8-9 buckets of water for Sorghum and other crops under our study.
We hope that our socio-economic programme would go some way to mitigate this problem and restore India's crop diversity.