Whilst India is thriving to become a plastic-free country, a Mumbai-based NGO Mumbai Sustainability Centre (MSC) has been collecting plastic wrappers through a unique initiative called the ‘Safai Bank of India’. With a goal to prevent plastic waste from ending up in landfills, the Safai
In a bid to fight plastic pollution in the city, Bhuvneshwar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has inaugurated its “Meal for Plastic” initiative under the state’s Aahar scheme. A beneficiary launched the programme from the Aahar Center near Kalpana Square in presence of Municipal Commissioner Prem Chandra
The spiritual trek to the holy shrine of Shrikhand Mahadev at an altitude of 5,300 meters is draped in nature’s grandeur which thousands of devotees and adventure seekers explore every year. Unfortunately, the holy place hasn’t been left unscarred from the wrath of plastic pollution.
India recently celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2 and the government implemented a nationwide ban on the single-use plastic products hereafter. Given the huge populace of the country, the task is very difficult but still achievable. On October 2, Deepak
Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, India, has been struggling with the poor waste management system for a while now. Given the popularity of town among the tourists, a lot of waste generation and lack of a dumping site, the town authorities have taken up a
Failure of Dhanbad’s Smart Bins Questions Lacklustre Approach of Authorities for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
Last year, a firm RVM Recycle from Delhi installed three recycling machines in the coal town of Dhanbad, in Jharkhand, India. The machines, or as they are called smart bins, were installed under the brand name Zeleno on three different locations provided by Dhanbad Municipal
Metro saves us from a lot of city transportation hassles, but it doesn’t do much favor to the environment. In Bengaluru, metro pillars may soon go green, increasing the city’s greenery in a way not fathomed before. A city-based start-up, Hydrobloom, has taken leaf from
Dr Kishore Munshi, a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, has developed a water-less toilet – the Dry San Hygienic Rural Toilet. The toilet is designed as a solution for farming and tribal community living in Indian villages that faces water-shortage. The toilet doesn’t require water for
Karma Recycling and Delhi I Love You (DILY) have collaborated with architect Shialy Gupta to create awareness regarding garbage, recycling, and proper disposal of waste to keep the capital city clean. The team has come up with a creative idea; ‘The Dirty Picture’ campaign, to
Indian spiritual leader and humanitarian Mata Amritanandamayi, popularly known as ‘Amma’, donated Rs. 100 crores ($15 million) to support Swachh Bharat (Clean India) campaign and Namami Gange (Clean Ganges) project.