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India’s theme at COP27 this year is LiFE – Lifestyle for Environment, an initiative that’s encouraging individual action against mindless consumption. Mission LiFE is a global plan of action launched, aimed at saving the planet. Replacing the ‘use-and-dispose’ economy with a circular economy, four youth champions from India are rewriting sustainability at COP27. “What change can one […]
By Prachi Shevgaonkar
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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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While kids her age were running around throwing toffee wrappers on streets, this eight-year-old was picking trash and dumping it in a bin. Meet Misimi Isimi, a teenager from Lagos in Nigeria, who has been creating awareness of waste collection the past seven years. At 15, she’s not just a busy activist but is also […]
By Misimi Isimi
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When Sam Bencheghib was all of 20, and a university student, he along with his brother Gary Bencheghib went out kayaking. But it was no ordinary kayak. They had built it using plastic bottles, and the river they paddled through was one of Indonesia’s most polluted rivers – Citarum River.  “We decided to kayak down […]
By Smitha Verma
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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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Misimi Isimi was just eight-years-old when she first started getting bothered by the waste around her neighbourhood. “Growing up it was difficult for me to breathe in society with a huge amount of waste littered everywhere,” says the Lagos resident. So she took up a broom and a trash bag and started cleaning. She did […]
By Smitha Verma
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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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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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“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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In an innovative and citizen engaging move, thousands of people in the UK will count their plastic waste for a week in a national survey to figure out how much they consume. Around 140,000 people across the UK are expected to participate in this survey. The count, put together by the organisation Everyday Plastic and […]
By Sahil Sharma
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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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Every year, about 1.15 and 2.41 million tonnes of plastic waste enters the ocean from rivers and  Asian rivers are responsible for 86% of the total global input. All these rivers have a few key things in common: all of them run through areas where a lot of people live — hundreds of millions of […]
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By LMB Staff
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Journeying across the Gangetic belt UNEP’s CounterMEASURE project and National Mission for Clean Ganga in India collaborate with local development partners to celebrate India’s rivers and highlight solutions for plastic pollution in a series of offline events. Let’s choose #BetterThanPlastic #PlasticSeBehtar. Scroll through this photo story to see the highlights.
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By LMB Staff
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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched its India campaign on Monday with a call to choose #PlasticSeBehtar.   To create awareness about the impact of plastic pollution and importance of making choices that are better than plastic [plastic se behtar] in India, UNEP’s CounterMEASURE project in collaboration with LetMeBreathe has launched a campaign focusing on […]
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Plastic has become so abundant in our environment that it is now being detected in our air, drinking water, and even in unborn fetuses. Plastic is non Biodegradable and its consumption by our wildlife is deteriorating is killing them. Recently a cow was operated and 70 kg of plastic was removed. The streams in which […]
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By Aanchal Sharma
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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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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 […]
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By LMB Staff
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We’ve all heard that plastic is hazardous for the environment and the different measures we should take to reduce it’s usage as well as several innovative ways to recycle it.  Although these measures are being taken into action , it’s high time that we finely comb through our everyday lives and notice the ways in […]
By Eshita Gupta
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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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Making mindful choices while planning for travel can be of great help. Because change starts from us, so here are few things we can start at our individual level, educate, inspire, spread awareness and make a difference
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By Kanika Kaushik
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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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Plastic waste needs no introduction. We all know about plastic and how bad it is for the planet. The fact that “The Indian Ocean Garbage Patch” is among the top five garbage patches in the world shatters my heart.  Plastic pollution is currently one of the biggest environmental concerns. Plastic has toxic pollutants that damage […]
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By Sakshi Sinha
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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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By Ankita
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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