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Concerned by the increasing plastic waste issues in Indonesia, two women are taking on the environmental menace by converting rejected plastics into paving bricks! Their company, Rebricks has been making these paving bricks out of multi-layered plastic, which is used to package everything from instant coffee to liquid soap. They spent over one and a […]
By Ovy Sabrina
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It is a common sight to see people urinating in public places across India and the situation is aggravated by the lack of public sanitation facilities. Despite various initiatives by the government, the existing sanitation facilities don’t seem to meet the mark.  To tackle the problem of public urinals, Ashwani Aggarwal, founder of the start-up […]
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By Payel Sen
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In a first of its kind initiative, a pilot project termed ‘New Catch In Town’ has managed to collect 500 kgs of garbage in three days. This innovative installation that can save Mumbai’s creeks has been put up by Bombay61 Studio (B61), an innovative and experimental urban solutions think tank. The solution co-created with the Koli […]
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By LMB Staff
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McCain Foods, a leading frozen food provider, has adopted several planet-friendly practices in its businesses. In an exclusive interview, Debadatta Baxi, Regional Director, Communications & Sustainability, Human Resources – India, Korea, South East Asia & Taiwan, shares with Smitha Verma how the company is working with farmers and adopting sustainability as a corporate norm. Edited excerpts […]
By Smitha Verma
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In Indonesia, worshipping in a mosque just got greener. In April, the national mosque of Indonesia became one of the world’s first places of worship with a green building certificate. According to a media statement by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, has undergone an environmentally-friendly retrofit that has seen it […]
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By LMB Staff
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Every year India witnesses several million tonnes of plastic waste ending up in landfills. And the figures are only ever increasing. To tackle this grave crisis and make a difference, Pune-based environmentalist Dr. Medha Tarpatikar developed a solution that converts waste plastic into usable fuel. “We are accidental environmentalists. In 2009, we went to one […]
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By Payel Sen
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Flipping through the reports by the United Nations study (UN) published back in 2014, Ankit Alok Bagaria and Abhi Gawri, co-founders of Loopworm, came across the concept of an insect-based product market which had already gained traction in the West.Their interest in social entrepreneurship and motivation to work in the waste management sector led to […]
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By Payel Sen
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“Everybody who is coming to the mountains needs to understand that they have their duty towards the Himalayas, towards local communities, towards this beautiful ecology,” says Pradeep Sangwan, with the kind of conviction in his voice that echoes through the Himalayas. And he leads by example. An avid mountaineer and founder of Healing Himalayas Foundation, […]
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By LMB Staff
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Ever wondered those empty potato chips packets or PET bottles which you throw away can be used to make beautiful murals? The artist duo are transforming waste from seashores into beautiful murals. Sampda Mago and Giovanni Allegrini, backpackers from India and Italy, respectively, believe that each piece of trash has a story to tell. They […]
By Nikita Bishnoi
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Would we like to swap single-use plastic bags with cloth bags? We certainly do. We however often forget to carry cloth bags before heading out to shop?  What happens next? We are back with more single-use plastic bags.  A Delhi-based NGO ‘Why Waste Wednesdays’ created a method for people to borrow cloth bags from the […]
By Nikita Bishnoi
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If the world goes on with business as usual with their high tech lives and polluting lifestyles. Eventually we will have to face adverse consequences. In next 10–20 years, the world may have to face catastrophic results wherein on our planet there would not be any place left to dump e-waste. Considering the current scenario, […]
By vishwanath
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Ever thought of using a naturally sourced DIY shampoo which is prepared at home instead of buying the one filled in plastic bottle? Does the idea of preparing your morning tea through flowers and turmeric ever pop in your head? This sustainable practitioner has the right hack for you. Meet Megha Pandey, an architect who […]
By Nikita Bishnoi
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The average footwear contains plastic soles which when discarded takes up a million years to degrade. Entrepreneur Chandni Batra has a solution for you. Her company ‘A Blunt story’ creates footwear with soles made out of rubber, cork, rice husk and other bio-based material. She claims to have manufactured a footwear which is 96% bio-based. […]
By Nikita Bishnoi
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When we reached Pangong Tso in Leh, Ladakh, I screamed with all my heart—THIS IS HEAVEN ON EARTH! I wondered if heaven is already on Earth, where we all hope to end up, why are we destroying the paradise we already have? Everything we have in our world today is derived from our planet. The […]
By Garvita Gulhati
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India generated more than 10 lakh tonnes of electronic waste in 2019-20, said a press release by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change on March 14. The e-waste numbers increased from over seven lakh tonnes in 2018-19 to over 10 lakh tonnes in 2019-20. This has been the biggest increase in e-waste the […]
By Sahil Sharma
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The concept of plogging was born when a working professional from Sweden decided to clean up the littered waste on the roads as he travelled for work. In the year 2016, Erik Ahlström started to collect waste on the road and disposed it off appropriately as he went to work. Soon, he started to practice […]
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By LMB Staff
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Who would think that a wedding, an occasion of celebration and joy, is also a source of waste and pollution? Ambika Gupta, a luxury event planner, also a TEDX speaker and an award-winning entrepreneur behind The A-Cube Project, may be known for creating transportive weddings for celebrities like actor Kajal Aggarwal, but she also encourages […]
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By LMB Staff
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I am sure almost all of us have heard the 5 R’s of the waste management system that is Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair and Rot if not 5 then these 3 R’s for sure (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). If all of these used together a lot of waste management issues can be curbed but can we […]
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By Srishti Khurana
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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 […]
By Shubhrika Dogra
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In this world of technological advancements, we see everything going at a faster pace. There’s always a race for new and better products. Many of us want to escape it, and we don’t know how. CONSCIOUS CONSUMERISM is how you can make an impact, at least a small one, which will be a sign of […]
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By Sanjana Kopplu
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We live in a time when everyone is concerned about the future of the planet. There’s no denying that the planet is changing dramatically. The climate is almost always unpredictable. Unexpected rain showers, snowfalls, storms and droughts happen regularly. Everyone’s genuinely worried if the planet is really going to be destroyed soon. But there are […]
By Miteeksha
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Food waste is a massive problem not just in India but across the world. These chefs are trying to change that by advocating for sustainable food practices such as zero-waste cooking. There’s no major science behind zero-waste cooking. The amazing part is you can get a lot of amazing and super yummy dishes with what […]
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By LMB Staff
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Have you ever thought of the clothes you wear on daily basis? Where they come from? Who makes them? And most importantly, where do they end up once discarded? Let me tell me these fast fashion clothes are not doing any good to you or the planet. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has calculated […]
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By Pranati Pareek
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Have you ever though about how much food is being wasted every day starting from your own home? Well, an estimated 931 million tonnes, according to a 2019 UN report! It is enough to circle the Earth seven times. In India alone, household food waste is about 68.7 million tonnes a year. But wait, the […]
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By Momo Bhattacharjee
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Beco provides home, kitchen and personal care products made from bamboo and cornstarch. They are completely plastic-free from manufacturing to packaging. All the products are biodegradable and compostable in nature.
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With the second wave of COVID-19 creating havoc in India, India has an unlikely menace at hand – rising of Bio-medical wastes. Did you know nearly 146 tonnes of bio-medical waste (Source: The Hindu) is generated per day in the country? Although, India did come up with guidelines for handling and disposal of COVID-19 that […]
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By LMB Staff
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Can you imagine getting rid of plastic bottles? Your shampoo bottles, conditioners, liquid soaps, water bottles, plastic is everywhere. Over 220 million plastic bottles are produced per day and 80% of them end up in landfills. Further, it takes 450 years for each bottle to decompose Kagzi Bottles has a crazy solution: 100% biodegradable paper […]
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By LMB Staff
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Sustainable, zero waste lifestyle are buzzwords we come across often, without truly knowing what they mean or how to go about incorporating them in our lifestyles. A zero-waste lifestyle essentially implies that we, as individuals, generate as little waste as we can from the resources, we use daily. Yes, the movement doesn’t need you to […]
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By Saloni Gole
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India is undergoing a medical crisis as the country grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. Every day, the cases of infection are increasing and the death toll mounts. It has been more than a year since the World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus as a pandemic.  Medical staff and emergency responders are on the brink of […]
By Sahil Sharma
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Meet Pradeep, the founder of ‘Healing Himalayas’ and a mountaineer based in Himachal Pradesh. Sangwan, along with a team of volunteers, clears tonnes of plastic and other waste left behind by tourists each year. He says,”The main idea is to create awareness create education through ground action, engage local communities, volunteers from all across the […]
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By LMB Staff