Apart from the contribution to the climatic changes, plastic pollution is probably the biggest manmade foe of nature. Every year, millions of tonnes of plastic waste end up in landfills and oceans. According to experts, coronavirus pandemic could add significantly to this already grave crisis.
Plastic is a difficult material to decompose as its molecular structure does not break down easily. However, a recent study has revealed that darkling beetle larvae have a certain potential to combat plastic pollution. The darkling beetle larvae can decompose plastic components by breaking them
The city of Gulu, Uganda, is six hours from the nearest recycling plant, therefore, most of the plastic waste collected in the city ends up in the landfills or is burned. However, now a small facility has started to recycle the plastic waste behind a
The menace, that is plastic has not left any corner of the earth unmarked by its noxious presence. While it has contaminated water resources for decades, plastic is now raining from the skies as well. The national parks of the western United States – Joshua
BillerudKorsnas and Syntegon have collaborated to envision “Pearl”, a paper pod packaging solution to create a sustainable fiber-based alternative with the finest appeal while reducing the plastic pollution from the beauty industry simultaneously. The beauty industry widely uses portion packaging for sample product packaging. Now,
India generates a worrisome amount of 26,000 tons of plastic waste every day. With its harmful impacts on human beings, wildlife, and environment at large, the government’s ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ (SHS) campaign aims at large scale collection and recycling of plastic waste. To eradicate the
Often, we see animals chewing garbage, knowing well enough that it could be injurious to their health we turn a blind eye to the situation and move along. Such a negligent attitude has led to a shocking incident in Tamil Nadu. Recently, a team of
At times, a simple step can lead to a mass movement. This is exactly what happened at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), previously called Borivali National Park, in Mumbai in 2011. This is when, a local resident, Gopal Jhaveri and his three friends saw