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A Look at the Lives of People Separating Waste at One of Asia’s Biggest Garbage Dumps

A Look at the Lives of People Separating Waste at One of Asia’s Biggest Garbage Dumps

Environmental Extremes Between battling authorities who have closed off access to their only source of livelihood, harassment by the local mafia and a drug problem, this is the harsh reality of being a ragpicker at India’s Deonar dump. By Shamani Joshi; photos by Arpita De18 September 2019, 4:20amShareTweet ALL PHOTOS BY ARPITA DE This article is part […]

When The Mermaids Cry – THE CONSENSUS

When The Mermaids Cry – THE CONSENSUS

THE CONSENSUS Undeniably a culture of behavioural changes, now in its infancy, need to further blossom and be implemented/prompted at all levels: individual, associative, governmental, legislative, industrial, technological, educational, philosophical, national, and international. It simply starts with individual choices. That is the enormous task, yet the enormous power as well because it resides within each […]

WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY – THE PATH TO SUCCESSFUL RESOLUTION

WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY – THE PATH TO SUCCESSFUL RESOLUTION

I: THE PATH TO SUCCESSFUL RESOLUTION This unprecedented plastic waste tide appears as vast as the ocean, as ungraspable as the unfathomable mass of microscopic plastic fragments present at sea, transported by winds and currents, yet, ultimately, the plastic tide can become as limited as our chosen relationship with plastics, which involves a dramatic behavioral […]

WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY – GYRES AND GARBAGE PATCHES

WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY – GYRES AND GARBAGE PATCHES

GYRES AND GARBAGE PATCHES The plastic litter defacing the beaches of the World, alarming in Hawaiian archipelagos for instance, led, only two decades ago, a couple of private and public teams of environmentalists and scientists to start conducting research regarding marine debris in the oceans. Between 1985 and 1988, an Alaska- based team of researchers […]

WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY – FACTS ABOUT PLASTIC

WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY – FACTS ABOUT PLASTIC

FACTS ABOUT PLASTIC What Is Plastic? A simple definition could be: any of a group of synthetic or natural organic materials that may be shaped when soft and then hardened, including many types of resins, resinoids, polymers, cellulose derivatives, casein materials, and proteins: used in place of other materials, as glass, wood, and metals, in […]

The Microplastic Pollution: Causes Effects and Can You Stop It?

The Microplastic Pollution: Causes Effects and Can You Stop It?

  here is a myriad of studies showing that we live on a plastic planet and this affects everything from natural habitats to human health. While we are (or should be) aware that plastic pollution destroys entire environments, microplastic pollution is a less known phenomenon to the larger public. Many organizations, however, are taking important […]

50 Recycling amp Trash Statistics That Will Make You Think Twice About Your Trash

50 Recycling amp Trash Statistics That Will Make You Think Twice About Your Trash

  By: Drew Brucker November 14, 2018 Over 2,000 landfills are currently open in the United States, making our country an uglier place. And although they’re often camouflaged fairly well, the negative issues that accompany landfills remain. Underneath the makeup that’s been plastered on landfills lay toxins, greenhouse gases, and leachate – all of which […]

What we can do for our grandchildren

What we can do for our grandchildren

By Susan Horton Posted Aug 29, 2019 at 3:00 AMUpdated Aug 29, 2019 at 7:32 AM Like many others, I’ve heard Trump-supporting friends invariably ask, “Have you checked your 401(k) lately?” As if that’s all that needs to be said. It’s not. Approaching 78, I have more than 25 nephews and nieces, and twice that many great-grandchildren. Anyone seeing the exuberant smile on the newest […]

 
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