User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Assorted :: Waste and Consumerism
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Plastic waste: Is it time to cut back on holiday inflatables? 28.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
One coastal charity says it collected 500 abandoned inflatables in just one village this summer.
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To beat air pollution, redesign Bengaluru’s action plan 5.6.2019 Citizen Matters
A 44-point action plan was proposed recently to improve Bengaluru's air quality. But the actions proposed are ineffective and undemocratic, opines the author
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‘Welcome to my high-fashion, trash shopping mall’ 29.1.2019 BBC: Business
Anna Bergstrom runs a shopping mall in Sweden where everything for sale is recycled. Her goal is to make sustainable shopping fashionable.
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Going zero-waste may not be as difficult as we think; here’s why 8.1.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
It's not expensive, nor does it entail a huge investment of time, and a good number of conscious citizens in Chennai have already taken firm steps towards sustainable living. The recently-enforced plastic ban could provide a great opportunity for all to move towards the same.
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Cool and close to home for the April 13-15 weekend 8.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

You’ll find Africanized ballet, flowers aplenty, heavy-duty exercise and art, animation and dance next weekend in Southern California.

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African dance and classical ballet combine in South African choreographer Dada Masilo’s Johannesburg dance troupe’s performance of “Giselle” at the...

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Shirt it on: clothing with a conscience 21.3.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Upasana Design Studio brings in shirting project, a sustainable fashion where clothes are shared from user to another
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The ‘100-yen’ answers to all of life’s needs 3.2.2018 Hindu: International
Shopping in Tokyo conjures up images of swanky boutiques and equally swanky price tags. But the Japanese capital’s real retail engine thrums in the tiny, crammed and endlessly inventive environs of th...
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The Latest: Macy's says it's fixed gift, credit card issue 25.11.2017 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on Black Friday (all times local):...
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The Latest: Some shoppers find a lower-key Black Friday 25.11.2017 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on Black Friday (all times local):...
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Conference on ‘The Organic Movement: The Way Forward’ 4.11.2017 Voice of Sikkim
04 Nov, Gangtok (IPR) : A conference ‘The Organic Movement: The Way Forward’ was held at Chintan Bhawan today amidst presence of distinguished visiting delegates from leading global Organic bodies. The conference was graced by Chief Minister Mr Pawan Chamling as the chief guest. Mr Markus Arbenz, Director, IFOAM, Germany, made a brief presentation on […]
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Survey: Millennials Less Likely to Recycle, But More Likely to Buy From Companies that Go Green 25.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 25, 2017 : Millennials are less likely to recycle than other generations, but more likely to buy from companies making a positive impact on the world, a new survey finds.
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Lesson from 2015 floodsput into practice 11.8.2017 Hindu: Home
In the continuing series on efforts taken by various gated communities to reduce the amount of garbage reaching landfills, we feature Central Park South from Sholinganallur this week
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Don’t refuse the refuse 31.7.2017 Hindu: Arts
To look at waste as a resource is not a luxury anymore but a necessity. For 16 years, Saahas has been a facilitator in the process
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Plastic realities 20.7.2017 Hindu: Home
We need to urgently and drastically cut the use of plastics
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Imagine there’s no waste 3.7.2017 Hindu: News
Rimagined does that with the help of upcycling
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A big weekend for visual arts 25.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Three art shows take on the environment, consumerism and police brutality.
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Earth, in an embrace 6.5.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
India has enthusiastically started shopping for factory-produced goods. Till not very long ago, India had largely purchased forest-produced products. Almost every item of necessity was shaped out of nature. Consider the charpoy or cot, for instance. It was made with bamboo/wood and natural-fibre ropes like coconut or jute. Garden chairs and stools were created with sarkanda/moonj grass. Footmats were made with coir, while sisal grass was turned into rugs and table mats. The madur kathi reed from Bengal was woven into exquisite feather-light chattai (mat), as was korai grass in Tamil Nadu. The broom came from the flower of the amilso, or Thysanolaena maxima, growing on the hills of Meghalaya. And if you wanted flowers and pictures for decoration or wedding requisites (as the topor or headgear used in Bengal and Orissa), the sholapith reed was at hand to craft it. The most essential of all belongings, cloth, came from nature too, be it from the cotton shrub or the silkworm. Examples are many, and these ...
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Clean climate: get rid of resistance to change 20.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
The reality of man-made climate change has passed the stage when denying its presence would give any real solace. It is happening and humans are responsible for whatever will unfold upon our future generations because of it. The lasting solutions to these problems - if they ever come - must be spearheaded by governments. However, the governments are constrained by other more immediate problems to deal with: economic development, education, health, security, not to mention elections etc. Individuals, on the other hand, are free to apply practices of sustainability quite directly. For them, the problem is that of replicating the benefits: how do I convince people around me to adapt these methods? Or how is it going to help if only I do it while most others continue to live callously? Many of us have the tenacity to work towards a sustainable model of life at an individual level, but can't find the will to spread the word. Anyway, parking the above very real and difficult issues, let us see what changes an ...
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Away from the fun and din, Goa celebrates an alternative Carnival 26.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
As Panaji resounded with the din and applause of thousands of colourfully-clad, masked Carnival revellers over the weekend, another carnival, one marked by an air of organic modesty, laid out its unique, alternative spread at this beach some 30 kms north of the state capital.
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Call for balance between development and health 12.11.2016 Hindu: Kochi
Population explosion, greed, yearning for a luxurious lifestyle and consumerist culture are proving the death knell for people, as can be seen from the frightening levels of air and water pollution in...
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