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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The impending calamity of an ocean of plastics

Being a source of life and livelihood, oceans bestow with unprecedented opportunities for sustaining life-form. Not only do these giants act as climate buffers for the world but also provide a home to diverse marine species in their deep trenches. Oceans construct a habitat for innumerable species of fish, reptiles, cetaceans, mollusks, echinoderms, sponges, marine […]

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India’s New EPR Draft That Ignore Ground Realities

What do you get, when you put a bunch of so-called consultants, NGOs, PRO’s, Brands & government officials on the committee to draft EPR (Extended Producers Responsibility) rules pertaining to plastic waste in India? A draft that refuses to acknowledge ground realities, is complex, license driven & vague in nature. The current EPR draft if […]

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How masks and other coronavirus waste polluting the planet

Amidst the 3 months lockdown in India, when a stopper was put to all the industries and institutions in both public and private sectors, a sulking GDP growth as low as 3.1% in quarter 4 of the financial year 2020 was observed. During the inevitable economic crisis, the one industry that has flourished despite the […]

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Fast fashion isn’t saving us. Far from it.

All you need to know about the ‘Green Delhi’ App

Unnecessary felling of trees for electric lines work