In this episode our guest has a 500-gram jar that contains all the waste she has produced in the last five years!
Introducing Sahar Mansoor, Founder and CEO of Bare Necessities, a zero-waste social enterprise.Sahar discusses her journey with a zero-waste lifestyle and mindful consumption. She discusses how her book expresses an Indian outlook that has existed for centuries toward reducing waste footprint. Sahar also shares about women upliftment and how she hopes to inspire more people to adopt an environmentally sustainable lifestyle through her online courses and workshops.
About: Sahar is a circular-economy nerd, a voracious learner, and a curious traveler. She is the co-author of ‘Bare Necessities - How to lead a zero-waste life’ Published by Penguin Random House.
Sahar has obtained accredited degrees on environmental topics in India, the USA, and England, becoming a University of Cambridge alumni. Her business offers zero-waste personal care, lifestyle, home care, and educational products and services, including online sustainability courses called ‘Zero Waste in 30’ and ‘Sustainability in 30’. She has also volunteered in Guatemala, Jamaica, and the Democratic Republic of Congo for humanitarian projects. Her time working at the World Health Organization in Geneva and SELCO Foundation, on implementing decentralized renewable energy projects in rural Karnataka, enabled her to build Bare Necessities from the ground up. Her work has been recognized by Google India, Al Jazeera, NDTV, Vogue, Elle, Femina, and India Today, among others.