Why feminism, why not human rights you ask? Because to use an expression like human rights is to pretend that it was not women who, for generations, have been excluded. It is not unknown to us how the pressure of poverty weighs down way heavier on women than men in a country like India. When […]

What is an Ecobrick?

By now, we are all aware of what the term ‘Eco-bricking’ means. For those who don’t, it’s nothing but a simple solution to our plastic waste and problems related to its efficient management. Without the need for expensive machines and pieces of equipment, special skills, or huge investments, eco-bricks help us in undertaking personal responsibility […]

Plastic Waste Management Rules

The most common thing that we tend to see and use on an everyday basis are articles made of plastic, like bags, water bottles, kitchen appliances, etc. We had been using plastic bags as a free and easy solution for carrying out our shopping needs but it was not until 2015 that we realized the […]

The biodiversity act of 2016

The biodiversity act of 2016, Western Australia not only aims at eradicating and destroying the presence and spread of environmental pests and other organisms, but it also aims to manage it. According to Baetman and Peralman (2017), the act aims to examine or test, survey, and closely monitor the presence or the spread of environmental […]

The Earth needs no lamination!

In today’s world where plastic use has become a dominant part of our lives, not many people are aware of the term ‘Ecobricking’. It is a new sustainable way to use plastic for a good cause. The process of making an eco brick takes disposable plastics that prove to be of no use in the […]

Producer Responsibility Organization

footprint PIP bottle in ocean By Brian Yurasits

Objectives of Extended Producer Responsibility have been the essence of most policies and legislation which deal with the management of recyclable commodities. The growth in the consumption of diverse complex commodities since the past decade has led to a grave environmental issue. Inadequate management of waste that is generated has also become a topic of […]

Uniform framework for extended producer’s responsibility


According to the rules of Plastic waste management, steps have been taken to decrease the generation and use of plastic waste and ensure the segregated storage of plastic waste at the source. Responsibilities had been assigned to local bodies, gram panchayats, retailers, and vendors for the management of plastic waste. The rules mandate some new […]

State of Plastic Waste in my community

It’s not hard to say that this decade has seen a sudden growth in plastic use. Despite the efforts made by our government, the citizens of our country don’t pay much heed to its policies. This plastic use had increased to such an extent that the government had to formulate waste management rules in 2016 […]

Time for some good news! But we have a long way to go

Global Temperature rise

As per the worst case scenarios by the UN’s climate change projections, global temperatures would increase by more than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) by 2100, leading to at least 1.5 feet (0.5 meters) in global sea level rise. This paints a gloomy picture,  however, new research from the University of Colorado Boulder finds […]