Why we need to switch to sustainable menstruation

Plastic has invaded almost all aspects of our life. It does not decompose, and when burnt it releases toxins into the air. Did you know? Disposable Sanitary pads produce a large amount of plastic waste. The average woman has around 400 periods in a lifetime. There are more than a billion women of reproductive age […]

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Conscious consumerism: Turning trash lifestyle to a low-waste living

Imagine 10 years from now, every single place you love visiting right now turns into looking like landfills. Horrifying right? A recent World Bank report projected that the amount of solid waste generated globally will nearly double by the year 2025, going from 3.5 million tons to more than 6 million tons per day. But the truly […]

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How not to be a mindless tourist: An eco-friendly travel guide

Lockdowns have started opening up and we can actually travel again! YAY!After months of roundtrips to my living room, kitchen, and balcony ( lame jokes seeeee… I need a vacation! Hence proved.) and after endlessly waiting to write this guide, it’s finally here. As if we were already not doing a terrible job at being trashy and foolish […]

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End plastic pollution: Easy alternatives to plastic products

What is plastic pollution? Something that the country is in the denial of conceding for its excessive usage. Sometimes I feel devastated by looking at the damage that plastic has imposed on nature. And lately with the surge in plastic pollution amidst COVID-19 due to an increase in the usage of PPE, gloves, face masks, […]

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Delhi’s Biomedical Waste Crisis

The pandemic has led to a surge in the generation of biomedical waste, with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) having reported a 13-times jump between April (25 tonnes) and June (333 tonnes) alone. Biomedical waste (BMW) is that which is generated during the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The output remains shockingly high, […]

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International E-waste Day: A wake up call for the millennials!

October 14th is observed as International E-Waste Day since 2018. This year being the 3rd year of its implementation highlights the menace of e-waste in a developing country like India, perils of e-waste, solutions to minimise its impact and way ahead.

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Show cause notices for closure issued to Flipkart, others over public waste management rules: CPCB to NGT

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has told the NGT that it has issued show cause notices for closure of operations to Flipkart and Patanjali Peya as they are not registered with it and have not responded to its communications on the matter. In a report submitted to the National Green Tribunal, the CPCB has […]

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Not garbage but it is our planet!

The world was a happy place- people, flora, and fauna co-existing in peace for a long time until humans ate from the tree of knowledge only to unlock a demon from its case. Today the demon roams around the earth freely, choking the life out of every living being on this planet. And as we […]

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California Fires to Problematic Ecotourism policies in India – The Weekly Wrap

Let Me Breathe partnered with the UN Environment Programme and Climate & Clean Air Coalition to bring you stories of #CleanAirBharat. The events included City Session Chapter 8: Agra with the aim of finding clean air solutions in Agra, A Town Hall discussion for collective action to clear up Chennai’s air, a conversation on clean […]

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Conduct Environmental Audit of Plastic Polluters: NGT directs CPCB

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to take coercive action and conduct an Environmental Audit of plastic polluters including Amazon, Flipkart, Coca Cola, and Pepsi. E-commerce giants against whom a petition has been filed in the National Green Tribunal by Environmentalists Aditya Dubey and Aman Banka to stop them […]

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Can we turn the problem into an opportunity as India becomes the third-largest producer of e-waste?

The largest e-waste producer in the world is China followed by USA and then India. How does e-waste affect the environment and us?

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10 ways you can be lazy and also help save the planet

Let’s admit going green isn’t easy. After working for 9 hours straight, you can’t be bothered to take your trash for recycling or buying organic, eco-friendly stuff. When you’re sick and craving instant noodles, you can hardly think of plastic pollution. You’re lazy but still want to save the planet? Fret not, here are some […]

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Student environmentalist calls out Shah Rukh Khan after Bungalow Mannat was covered in plastic sheets

Photographs of Shah Rukh Khan’s Mumbai home, Mannat have gone viral after it was covered in plastic sheets due to the ongoing monsoon season. SRK and Gauri’s house Mannat is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mumbai. But, the move did not go well with environmentalists because of the adverse effects of single-use […]

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Easy steps to live a Plastic-Free life

Plastic is an integral part of our lives right now. Every item in our lives seems to be coming from plastics. From packaging to dustbins, from food items to all kinds of other necessary items, we rely on plastics faithfully. The impact that it makes on our environment is very well known to all of […]

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The Plastic Crisis is a Chain Reaction: To break it and save ourselves, we need to get creative

Plastic—a problem so grave, so omnipresent … for a while, I sat staring at the blank document, unable to decide where and how to begin, incapacitated by the images of garbage-clogged water bodies, toxin-exposed garbage collectors, monstrous facilities, choking birds, and turtles with straws stuck in their nostrils. These, among many other atrocities, haunt me […]

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Citizens protest against govt’s plan to build Waste-To-Energy plant in the Aravallis

Vehicular emissions, major source of air pollution in Mumbai

Effects of Deep-Sea Mining on Marine Ecosystems