Global Plastic Treaty: Why India Needs to Take a Stand

by Pinky Chandran This article was originally posted on the Waste Frames site, and can be found here. Plastic pollution is all pervasive. It is complex, dynamic and transcends boundaries. Addressing issues of plastic pollution, in a singular lens of either waste management, marine litter or just single use plastics further compounds the problem of … Continue reading Global Plastic Treaty: Why India Needs to Take a Stand

ಲಾಕ್‍ಡೌನ್ ದಿನಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ‘ಬುಗುರಿ’ಯ ಕ್ರಿಯಾಶೀಲತೆ!

by Chaitra T.S. ಬುಗುರಿ..! ಎಂದಾಕ್ಷಣ ನಮ್ಮೆಲ್ಲರ ಮನದಲ್ಲಿ ಮೂಡುವುದು ನಮ್ಮ ಬಾಲ್ಯದ ಆ ಚೆಂದನೆಯ ಆಟ. ತಿರುಗುವ ಬುಗುರಿಯನ್ನು ನೋಡುವುದೇ ಒಂದು ಸಂಭ್ರಮ. ನಾವೆಲ್ಲರೂ ಬುಗುರಿಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ಆಟವಾಡುತ್ತಲೇ ನಮ್ಮ ಬಾಲ್ಯವನ್ನು ಕಳೆದಿದ್ದೇವೆ. ಆದರೆ ಈಗ ನಾನು ಹೇಳುವ ಬುಗುರಿ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ವಿಭಿನ್ನವಾದ ಪರಿಕಲ್ಪನೆ.  ಈ ನಮ್ಮ  ಬುಗುರಿಯೊಳಗೆ ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳೊಂದಿಗೆ ಆಟವಾಡುತ್ತಾ… ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳನ್ನು ಓದುತ್ತಾ ಸಂಭ್ರಮಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ.  ಹೌದು, ಹೀಗೆ ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಮತ್ತು ಮಕ್ಕಳ ನಡುವೆ ಒಡನಾಟ ಬೆಳೆಸುವ ಬುಗುರಿಯೊಂದು ಅರಮನೆ ನಗರಿ ಮೈಸೂರಿನ ಬಿ.ಎಂ.ಶ್ರೀ ನಗರದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಳೆದ  ಮೂರು ವರ್ಷಗಳಿಂದ ಕಾರ್ಯನಿರ್ವಹಿಸುತ್ತಿದೆ.ಇದು ಹಸಿರುದಳ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯೂ … Continue reading ಲಾಕ್‍ಡೌನ್ ದಿನಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ‘ಬುಗುರಿ’ಯ ಕ್ರಿಯಾಶೀಲತೆ!

Issue Series #1: Extended Producers Responsibility and Inclusion: Empower (ing) informal recycling chain to get Extended Producer Responsibility moving

by Pinky Chandran A waste(rag) picker who picks up garbage early in the gray morning. Muttering darkly to herself/himself.. (s)he spears the remains of speeches and fragments of words with her/his stick, and throws them into her/his cart… (S)He is the morning garbage collector, but this morning is the morning of the day of the … Continue reading Issue Series #1: Extended Producers Responsibility and Inclusion: Empower (ing) informal recycling chain to get Extended Producer Responsibility moving

Issue Series #1: Extended Producers Responsibility and Inclusion: Informal sector integral to the success of India Inc’s waste management initiatives

by Pranshu Singhal 2020 and the pandemic has forced us to re-evaluate and reconsider how we deal with our environment and sustainability issues. Organisations, globally, had to pivot their plans to adapt to the new normal while balancing their SDG ambitions. The pandemic also impacted India’s waste management sector. In this paradigm shift, it has … Continue reading Issue Series #1: Extended Producers Responsibility and Inclusion: Informal sector integral to the success of India Inc’s waste management initiatives