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Think green

Love cricket' think green. Have you heard of the world’s first eco-friendly cricket box' And did you know 23-year-old Ben Foster, the inventor of the cricket box, was hit in the face while testing it' That’s not the eco-cricket box’s fault, said Ben. Unfortunately, for him, he now has a split eyebrow. He has not let that affect him though. He now wants to make a eco-friendly helmet. This cricket box, by the way, is made of hemp and a plant-based resin and is completely bio-degradable. Most cricket boxes as you probably know is made of plastic derived from oil and do not bio-degrade at the end of their life. The box is now being sent to the captain of the England cricket team, Andrew Flintoff. But you might have to wait a little longer if you want to get your hands on this one, because there are no plans to mass-produce the box, as of now.

girl power

Honey sweet

Seventeen-year-old Anita Khushwaha made money out of honey and now earns Rs 1 lakh a year. And she has been chosen as UNICEF’s new poster girl. Anita was being married off when she rebelled and started her honey business. She then joined college. She is the youngest of the three girls selected from across the country by UNICEF as role models who countered gender bias and have carved a a niche for themselves.

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