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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How plastic pollution affects the ocean

By 2050, the amount of plastic will outweigh the fish in the oceans, predicts a report. What can you do about ocean plastic pollution?

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From EIA to Air Pollution- The Weekly Wrap Vol. 2

Here is the top environment news of the week: 1. Activists from Himalayan region write to Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) against the Draft EIA 2020 More than 50 environmental organisations, eminent ideologues and activists from across the Himalayan region issued a joint statement opposing Environment Impact Assessment Notification 2020 (EIA) by […]

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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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Waste in the Times of Corona

The pollution levels are lower than ever in recent history. The pollution indices in Delhi are incredibly actually within the ‘satisfactory’ level. This would have been unbelievable just a few months ago. That might make one think that the environment is improving and stabilising. Well, things are not as hunky-dory as they are made out […]

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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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Why sustainable fashion matters

Recently, with Unlock 1.0, on a drive to look around the city, I came across a landfill that had been there for years. Heaps of mountainous garbage just lying around with some ragpickers looking to recycle plastic bottles. Being a designer and working in the fashion industry for the past few years made me wonder […]

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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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Delhi govt to release plan to set up 200 EV public charging stations

Cricketers and Volunteers all for Clean Air for Blue Skies

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