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These ninth graders have an eco way to deal with water crises. Here's how

Are you fed up of seeing plastic waste all around you? We speak to Prajwal Erappa, who, along with his friends, has found the best use of all that plastic — to purify water!

Published on 8th February 2020
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This Karnataka fifth grader took 1,000 used plastic bottles and used them as planters for saplings 

Shabnam C S from Mandya speaks about her initiative to reuse plastic water bottles for a good cause — to plant saplings. She has already reused 1,000 of them and collecting 10,000 more bottles 

Published on 5th February 2020
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This Kozhikode beach cemetry has tombstones made of plastic dedicated to endangered marine species

The installations in this marine cemetery are made out of single-use plastic bottles picked up from water bodies 

Published on 4th December 2019
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Hate littering? Here's why you should join the Walk For Plastic in Chennai

The Walk For Plastic initiative has already recycled at least three tons of plastic waste in just 145 days with at least 800 volunteers on board

Published on 2nd November 2019
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Shiv Nadar University researchers discover plastic-eating bacteria to tackle global pollution

The research by Dr Priyadarshini and her team has been published in the prestigious scientific journal, RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry) Advances

Published on 10th October 2019
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IIT students should find ways to arrange green fodder for animals and cheaper alternatives to plastic: PM Modi

Kick-starting the 'Start-up Grand Challenge' project, PM Modi said that the IIT students should associate with it and provide solutions to the problem

Published on 11th September 2019
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This 9-year-old boy is campaigning about the ills of plastic use in schools across Srikakulam and Abu Dhabi

Inspired by a video clip screened in the school, Harshith took up the no-plastic campaign to sensitise children and people about its ill-effects

Published on 5th September 2019
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This trio is using 'trashed' plastic bottles to create greenhouses in Ladakh to grow crops all year

Plastic waste left by tourists, mostly bikers, is a major problem people of the valley are struggling to solve. Now, it can be put to good use for farmers in the region

Published on 23rd August 2019
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Here's how handling your purchases carefully can help deal with plastic problems

Environmentalist Prashant Lingam is batting for us to cut down on our plastic wastage by repurposing it into usable materials

Published on 14th August 2019
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Soon, this Chhattisgarh cafe will provide food in exchange for plastic waste

The initiative, however, drew harsh criticism from opposition parties, who claimed that the city is already clean and rag pickers will not get plastic anywhere in the city to get free food

Published on 24th July 2019
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Now, chemical recycling can turn plastic into heat and electricity

The team tested plastics, in particular black plastics, which are commonly used as packaging for ready meals and fruit and vegetables in supermarkets, but can't be easily recycled

Published on 17th July 2019
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Paying school kids Rs 2 per plastic bottle, this Karnataka man is trying to make his village plastic-free

Basavaraj S Bidnal  has taken up an initiative to make his village, Anchatgeri totally plastic-free. This is how he's going about it

Published on 3rd July 2019
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Meet the start-up that has brought an e-waste dustbin to Kovai

With Tamil Nadu's e-waste problem increasing by the day, this Coimbatore-based start-up is finding new ways to ensure electronic scraps don't harm the world

Published on 27th June 2019
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This fisherman from Kasimedu, Chennai is going about the city cleaning beaches and extracting plastic from the ocean

Vinoth Kutta Maran tells us why we need to preserve our oceans and the dangers that await the environment and our natural balance if humankind chooses to ignore the warning signs

Published on 21st June 2019
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Here's how a young IAS officer is driving an entire city to salvage our future — one small green step at a time

"We need to try to live in a circular economy where we try to recycle everything we use," says Dasari who has been working in this field for over five years now

Published on 20th June 2019

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