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How Do Microplastics End Up in Babies' Poop?

How Do Microplastics End Up in Babies' Poop?

The market today is flooded with bright, shiny toys and soft clothes for babies. But how is this related to microplastics in their feces?

The market today is flooded with bright, shiny toys and soft clothes for babies. But how is this related to microplastics in their feces? Most products today like sipper cups, lunch boxes, baby bottles and wiping napkins are made of a substance called PET or polyethylene terephthalate. PET is taken from natural gas and crude oil. It is also another version of the polyester fabric...

Boxed and Found

Boxed and Found

The little things in life are easy to misplace. What's even easier is to lose them. Here's a way to find all your little belongings at one place and make sure that you don't lose them. 

Step 1: Take a rectangular cardboard box with a lid. You can use a discarded shoebox from the house.

Step 2: Open the lid of the shoebox and measure its height with the help of a scale. Note the reading.

Step 3: Take the leftover cylindrical cardboard from a finished roll/sheet of aluminum foil and cut it into smaller parts...

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College Students Recycle Flower Waste into Organic Dyes, Help Destitute Women Earn a Livelihood

College Students Recycle Flower Waste into Organic Dyes, Help Destitute Women Earn a Livelihood

A group of college students from South Delhi's Aryabhatta college has started a unique initiative. They call it Project Palaash. Project Palaash aims to salvage floral waste and create organic dyes that are purely non-synthetic in nature. These organic dyes are then used on fabrics. These fabrics are dyed by the socially and economically underprivileged, thereby creating employment opportunities for destitute community members.

Upcycling Cloth Waste into High Fashion through Traditional Indian Handloom

Upcycling Cloth Waste into High Fashion through Traditional Indian Handloom

In the era of fast fashion, things are made quickly and for a fraction of the cost but end up being expensive for the environment. Today, the textile industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world and in India, it is the third-largest source of waste after plastic, paper and compost.

A Blueprint to Becoming a Green School

A Blueprint to Becoming a Green School

GSP Audit encourages schools to benchmark, improve and monitor their environmental practices. Some schools have reached the goals of resource efficiency and minimum waste generation by making changes in their practices at the school level. It is now time for all schools to put their best foot forward.

Gullible Creatures

Gullible Creatures

A walk on the beach is an insight not just into our leisure but also into our addiction to plastic. More than 80 lakh tonnes of plastic is dumped into the oceans every year. Sea creatures often mistake plastic for food and die because of it.

Sea turtles are probably the most gullible creatures of the sea. Why? Well, that’s because they are likely to confuse plastic floating in the ocean for food and eat it, says a recent article published in the Science News magazine. However, in the poor creature’s defense, they are not the ones filling our oceans with plastic...

Gandhian Echo in the Age of Waste

Gandhian Echo in the Age of Waste

Mahatma Gandhi was no stranger to the problems of waste and he dedicated his entire life urging individuals to shun wasteful consumption. Here are a few schools that are living the Gandhian values of mindful consumption and efficient resource use.

India is drowning in waste. Every year we generate 62 million tonnes (MT) of waste and half of it ends up in landfills. Of the total waste collected, only 19 per cent undergoes treatment. This is the dismal state of waste management in our country today.

Mahatma Gandhi was no stranger to the problems of waste and he dedicated his entire life urging individuals to shun wasteful consumption. What was Gandhi’s mantra to reduce waste?

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Reviving a lake using artificial wetlands in Delhi

Reviving a lake using artificial wetlands in Delhi

Wetlands purify water through natural processes where aquatic plants act as bio-filters. Plants absorb phosphates and nitrates from the water and roots help to put back oxygen into the water.

Constructed wetlands are a cost-effective method of treating wastewater and polluted water bodies. These are low cost solutions and can be easily made or replicated.

Weigh water well

Weigh water well

Water is the essence of life, and we need to adopt practices to save and reuse it