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National Clean Air Programme : All you need to know

National Clean Air Programme was launched as a mid term, 5 year plan. Issues arising directly or indirectly from air pollution are directly related to most sectors including power, transport, industry, residential, construction and agriculture. To counter these ever increasing… Continue Reading →

Tips on how to Save Energy in Summer

Save energy upto 20 to 30% every summer. Summer not only brings the hottest temperatures of year but also a spike in the utility bills. This spike in utility bills indicate: Low energy efficiency High amount of energy wastage Increased… Continue Reading →

State Wide Plastic Ban : All you need to know

Maharashtra State put a ban on Plastic and Thermocol Products on 23rd March 2018. In its efforts to tackle growing problems of plastic pollution and solid waste, Maharashtra State government has issued a state wide ban on Plastic and Thermocol… Continue Reading →

Climate Change threatens Nilgiri Biosphere

Fauna and Flaura face endangerment at Nilgiri Biosphere. The Nilgiri Biosphere was first constituted by UNESCO in the year 1986. In the year 2012, UNESCO declared it as a World Heritage Site.It is situated in the Western Ghats and the… Continue Reading →

Net Metering : Benefits and Policies

Net Metering Systems area important to achieve Energy Security. A lot of people are adopting or moving closer to alternate energy sources like solar, wind, etc. whilst still drawing power from the main power grid. These configurations are usually referred… Continue Reading →

The Ice Stupa Project : Indias Artificial Glaciers 2.0

The Ice Stupa Project (Artificial Glaciers) is an innovative way to manage water shortage crisis in Northern India. Most villages in Ladakh, the cold mountain desert in the extreme north of India, are located around glacial streams. Water from these… Continue Reading →

Start Waste Segregation at Source

Waste segregation at source reduces 250-tonne of garbage dump. On 18 July 2017, MCGM (Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai) in its circular, set a deadline of 2 October 2017 directing all respective wards to process waste by Waste Generators aiming… Continue Reading →

Plastic Recycling Codes: What do these numbers mean?

Plastic Recycling Codes group plastics in 7 Major Categories based on the raw materials used. The use of Recycling Codes has become increasingly popular to facilitate easier recycling, reusing or reprocessing of materials like plastic. Recycling Code is usually indicated… Continue Reading →

Pollution by Plastic Waste

India recycles about 60% of plastic waste, compared to world’s average of 22%. Approximately 40,000 Tonnes of Plastic Waste is generated daily in India as compared to 15,342 Tonnes that was recorded in the year 2013. This means that since… Continue Reading →

Giant Iceberg Broke off from Antarctica

Iceberg 4 times the size of the state of Delhi breaks off from Antarctica’s Ice Shelf. Credit: NASA/USGS Landsat On  12th July 2017, a giant iceberg broke off from Antarctic Penninsula. It is now reported to be adrift in the… Continue Reading →

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