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It’s time to stop using that plastic cutlery

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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Is recycling a major part of the solution?

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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Do you cut off the corners of your plastic packets too?

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 […]

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Easy hacks to live a life with fewer plastics

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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6 ways to reduce your everyday plastic footprint

The plastic crisis is one of the major health threats India is facing today. From our daily use items to furniture, most things in Indian households are made of plastic. Today India produces almost 26,000 tonnes of plastic waste daily of which 10,000 tonnes remain uncollected and pollutes the open environment. The Indian plastics industry […]

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Earth is drowning in plastic: What can you do?

Do you ever think of the plastic bag you used as a free and painless solution for carrying your groceries? No? It's killing the planet

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‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ for eliminating plastic pollution

I once read that garbage isn’t exactly rocket science, but given the filth around us, one would think it is. “Single-use plastic” grocery bags came into existence 50 years ago. It was the answer to a question no one was asking and the solution to a problem that did not exist. In the past, people […]

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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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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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Plastic Ban: How it works!

2nd October 2019! This is a red-letter day for India’s environment, as we are set to ban plastic. At least the single-use kind. But it’s a start. Making India Plastic Free Prime Minister Narendra Modi also received applause at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) as he told the world that India was initiating a […]

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Will you lead a zero waste life?

Mallika Arya, a waste warrior tells about some hacks to live a zero waste life.

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