Here's how many times you actually need to reuse your shopping bags
Looking at raw materials, manufacturing, transport, and eventual disposal, researchers calculate greenhouse gas emissions, waste disposal, …
An Indian consumes 11kg plastic every year and an average American 109kg
But that doesn’t mean you get to consume more because even if India's per capita consumption is low compared to developed countries, …
Waste to worth
Innovative ways to solve the riddle of waste by turning it into useful and valuable products
How centuries of self-isolation turned Japan into one of the most sustainable societies on Earth
The people of Edo Period Japan lived with time as it changed with the seasons, cherished materials and used the wisdom of reuse as a matter of …
Is waste on the govt’s mind?
The new government will need to prioritise this in the coming years, otherwise we will run out of resources, poison our environment and have …
A law for waste pickers
Waste pickers recycle almost 20 per cent of India's wastes. Yet they are unrecognised, face discrimination and are not entitled to government schemes
Gandhian sanitation simplified: Reusability, sustainability lead to cleanliness
Water supply has to be linked to the system of sanitation and wastewater generation in India; that is what Gandhiji too would have taught us
World Earth Day: Nine ways to keep the planet safe
Green practices you can adopt to reduce waste, conserve resources, improve air and water quality and protect ecosystems
Is Swachh Bharat Mission ensuring waste segregation systems?
Segregation is still not being followed in its true spirit across India due to the lack of adequate end-to-end infrastructure for waste …
Go circular to end plastic pollution, UNEP report urges ahead of global meet
Any delays in executing necessary shifts mean higher costs and an additional 80 million tonnes of plastic pollution, it says
Start-ups tap into novel techniques to not just collect garbage and process it in an environment-friendly manner, but also convert it into …
Treasure trove of trash
One man's trash is another man’s treasure, so goes the saying. For some entrepreneurs in India, this has become the new business mantra
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (October 17, 2019)
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal
Is Delhi prepared to handle its e-waste?
In India, over 95 per cent of e-waste generated is managed by the unorganised sector. Integrating and formalising this sector can help …
"Zero-waste life isn't wishful thinking"
Hannah Sartin rarely dumps a plastic wrapper or paper ball as trash. At 32, she owns Munich's first zero-waste shop and has published a book that …
Why new rule allowing recycled plastic in food packaging raises concerns
As recently as in 2018, the FSSAI had banned the use of recycled plastic or newspaper for packaging of food items
Can an inventory help manage e-waste?
Better data on e-waste will help track the amount of e-waste generated, reduce e-waste, promote recycling and prevent illegal dumping and …
Microplastics time-bomb: Why we should not reuse plastic water bottles
Whether microplastic particles cause long-term damage is uncertain but reducing our exposure to them will be wise.
‘We’ll need a geological repository to store nuclear waste only after 30-40 years’
P K Wattal, director, Nuclear Recycle Group of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, offers insight into the status of nuclear waste …
Electric car makers to hit a massive roadblock: Report
They face shortage of natural resources required for production
Marine litter menace: Short-term solutions not enough; need robust policy
Effective enforcement of rules and penalty against defaulters is required
Air pollution in news on April 11
Here’s a round-up of today’s news reports and debates on air pollution
Canada’s e-waste generation more than tripled over 20 years, finds study
Per person e-waste generation in Canada was 25.3 kg in 2020
Simply Put: COVID-19 vs climate change
West Africa’s plastic waste could be fuelling the economy instead of polluting the ocean: Experts