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India’s holy Ganges River is devastatingly polluted, yet provides drinking water for over 400 million people — here’s what it looks like

India’s holy Ganges River is devastatingly polluted, yet provides drinking water for over 400 million people — here’s what it looks like

Jeremy Berke Mar. 3, 2018, 4:58 PM India’s Ganges River is a paradox: The mighty river’s tributaries are cool, Himalayan-glacier fed springs. But where the river meets Indian subcontinent’s highly populated cities, and pours out into the Bay of Bengal, the water goes from crystal clear to trash-and sewage-infested sludge. Prime Minister Narendra Modi committed […]

Eating from the garbage dump in the Philippines

Eating from the garbage dump in the Philippines

In the Philippines, food waste is on the rise. At the same time, many are forced to sift through the garbage dump to find something to eat. Some are trying to tackle the growing problem. Project goal: The Sustainable Diner wants to reduce food waste in the gastronomy sector, raising awareness of sustainable consumption among businesses […]

E-Waste and the Importance of Electronics Recycling

E-Waste and the Importance of Electronics Recycling

By Rick LeBlanc Updated June 25, 2019 With new cheap devices, society has reaped tremendous benefits. This explosive growth in the electronics industry, however, has led to a rapidly escalating issue of end-of-life (EOL) electronics or e-waste. In landfills or primitive recycling operations, toxic materials can be released from old electronic devices into the environment. […]

How plastic pollution ends up in the oceans

How plastic pollution ends up in the oceans

by Rodexo June 25, 2019 Plastic can take centuries to break down, and instead of quietly disappearing beneath the waves, it has a way of coming back to haunt us. Almost 1 million shoes and over 370,000 toothbrushes were among more than 400 million pieces of plastic recently found washed up on a remote group of […]

Mumbai Girl Helps Society Recycle 80% Waste, Upcycles Cardboard into Stationery!

Mumbai Girl Helps Society Recycle 80% Waste, Upcycles Cardboard into Stationery!

The inspiring teenager also organises annual fundraisers in her society for the education of slum kids from Dharavi. Apart from raising Rs 4 lakhs each year, she also teaches them herself! by Tanvi PatelJune 25, 2019, 11:00 am About five years ago, Aarushi Majumder, who was a 13-year-old at the time, decided to start teaching underprivileged […]

Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals America’s dirty secret

Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals America’s dirty secret

A Guardian report from 11 countries tracks how US waste makes its way across the world – and overwhelms the poorest nations by Erin McCormick, Bennett Murray, Carmela Fonbuena, Leonie Kijewski, Gökçe Saraçoğlu, Jamie Fullerton, Alastair Gee and Charlotte SimmondsMain Mon 17 Jun 2019 06.00 BSTLast modified on Thu 20 Jun 2019 10.07 BST What happens to your plastic after you drop it in a recycling bin? According […]

 
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