Waste and clogged drains: A week’s rainfall brings Guwahati to its knees

AS THE sun shone on Sunday, after nearly a week of incessant rainfall, Guwahati – the largest city of the Northeast – sprang back to life: traffic was back on its arterial roads, customers thronged its many restaurants and cafes, and shops opened shutters. However, Anil Nagar, a residential locality in the heart of the … Read more

In Virudhunagar, a ‘Garbage Bank’ for waste management

To address the issue of waste management and eliminate landfills and incinerators in the Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu, a group of local residents have been educating people about waste segregation, up-cycling, and recycling their garbage through a ‘Garbage Bank’. The ‘Garbage Bank’, functioning since October 2, 2019, also segregates the waste from people’s houses … Read more

These designers are paving the way for a new era in sustainable fashion, courtesy of food and agricultural waste

One of the cruelest ironies of our time is that ⅓ of all the food produced ends up in landfills before it can reach the plate; As such, the number of people affected by hunger has been slowly increasing since 2014. Yet another irony lies in the wastage of the food that we spend energy … Read more