“The urgency to bring the economy back to growth will make us go back to the previous state in no time,” says Ankur Bisen, author of Wasted.
Single use plastics are being increasingly recognised as the biggest cause of ocean pollution, killing marine life and entering the human food chain, proving to be detrimental to health and the cause of chronic diseases.
Sharat Jyotsna works as a active volunteer to help with solid waste segregation. She says we need to stop using plastic disposables. ” it’s hardly used for 30 mins and is thrown away only to add more, to the already existing Garbage piles.”
For the coming several weeks they have the responsibility of going for a weekly clean up and tap waste in many bottles. Once the target of 500 bottles will be met, I promised to build a small compound circulating their school field so that their rubber balls and footballs do not go overboard any longer.
Garima Poonia talks about her life in and out of the Andaman Islands, and what makes her a waste picker, an unusual passion.
On her arrival Ritu Sain found Ambikapur, a city with a population of 1,45,000, stinking due to open dump yards. She knew what her first priority will be as an administrative officer there.
An insidious way in which the landfill poisons the environment around is by the leaching of toxins. Leachate is produced when rainwater passes through the landfills, absorbs the toxic chemicals and passes into the ground and the groundwater.