We know our oceans are inundated with plastic refuse, but what exactly constitutes this waste? A detailed study has found single-use bags, bottles, food containers and food wrappers are the four most commonly found plastic pollutants in sea waters. These four products constitute almost 50% of all man-made waste making its way into oceans, the study has found.
The pandemic has turned life upside down for many and property owners, who lost tenants due to mass reverse migration, were no exception. This IT consultant from Pune, however, made the most of his vacant flat by utilising it for his dream project: generating compost out of city’s garbage.
We don’t just drink water, but we eat water as well. A closer look at the concept of water footprint will explain that we don’t just drink and eat water, but we wear it, play with it, drive it and what not!
Single-use plastic has emerged as the biggest challenge facing our planet, or is it? Well, if you believe the government, social organisations, media et al there is no other way to save Planet Earth but to get rid of plastic rotting (not literally) in our oceans, soil and food chain.
The Earth Day, which falls on April 22 every year, is an occasion to remind us -- Home sapiens -- of the reality that we are just a spec on the timeline of this unique planet, but as the smartest species ever, it is our responsibility to sustain its livability for all living being.