Green grenades

 
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015 | 02:50:09 AM

Shyamal Environment Friendly Bombs Sweden
Grenades kill. Period. However, that is not what has caught the attention of researchers at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. These scientists have devised destructive throwable bombs that will eliminate the same number of people but will go soft on the environment and also be cheaper. The research team from the institute, led by Elisabeth Hochschorner, suggested that the copper in the grenades be replaced by plastic, so that harmful copper residues don't linger in the environment. Ironically, most of the residues are deposited during practice detonations.

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter :
We are a voice to you; you have been a support to us. Together we build journalism that is independent, credible and fearless. You can further help us by making a donation. This will mean a lot for our ability to bring you news, perspectives and analysis from the ground so that we can make change together.

Comments are moderated and will be published only after the site moderator’s approval. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. Selected comments may also be used in the ‘Letters’ section of the Down To Earth print edition.