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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Travel without leaving a negative mark on the planet

Even though 2020 came as a year that paused all kinds of travel across the world, it is high time that we reflect on our decisions and lifestyle practices. Everyday mistakes have piled on for years and made it harder for each generation to come and sustain themselves. As the Gen-Z, we have been taught […]

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Amazon eliminates single-use plastic in packaging in India

Amazon India has announced that it has eliminated all single-use plastic in packaging originating from its 50-plus fulfilment centres in the country. In September 2019, the company had pledged to meet this goal in an accelerated time frame by June this year. Our planet is being choked by plastic. Millions of tons of non-biodegradable plastic waste […]

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‘Refuse’ single-use plastics

There is a growing need for a reduction in plastic pollution. Plastics are chemical products, manufactured from petroleum residues. Plastics degrade after 1000 years of being disposed into the environment, thus, making them non-biodegradable. It is said that by 2050 there will be more plastics in the oceans than fish. This is indeed a scary […]

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NGT asks CPCB to explain coercive steps taken against Amazon, Flipkart

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to inform it about coercive steps taken against e-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart for non-compliance of plastic waste management rules. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said the report filed by the apex pollution monitoring body does not mention […]

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Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020: The need to tackle menstrual waste in India

World Menstrual Hygiene Day is observed on May 28 every year. The main idea behind marking this day is to change the social stigma associated with menstruation. The date May 28 was chosen to observe the day because on average the menstrual cycle for most women is 28 days and the menstruation period for most […]

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Helping Wastepickers Survive The Lockdown

Have we ever thought twice before throwing a plastic bottle into the trash? Have we ever realized that human beings sort our trash by hand? The same empty bottle that we threw could be of great value to someone else. India has 50,000 waste pickers and each of them has to go through an average […]

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Seven things YOU can do to help save our planet

With countries across the world in lockdown this year, this period is a unique one for us and our planet, our only home. I’m no big eco-activist but over the years, I’ve learnt various things and have changed my extravagant lifestyle to reduce my impact on Earth. So here are some of my tips to […]

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Almost Paradise: Waste Management System of Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu

There’s a little piece of paradise for every beach bum, 56 kms away from the city of Chennai. It’s called Mahabalipuram, or as the locals fondly call it, Mamallapuram. This town is a world heritage site with rich undiscovered history and a group of rock-cut temples and monuments from the 7 th and 9 th […]

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Step back, slow down and make sustainable changes in your life!

For this 50th Earth Day, I want you all to take back the gift of time in your life – an opportunity that is unmissable as we sit at home because of a dangerous pandemic.  So how does this help anything? Well, the warming earth is here and will hit those more vulnerable than us […]

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How does the draft EIA 2020 affect the environment and us?

Why I Celebrated Rakshabandhan with Trees

Why we oppose Draft EIA 2020: A replica of Rejected Committee Report