Tag Archive | recycle

Plastic to cotton: make that switch

In our continuing debate over uses of plastic bags and menaces associated with it, we bring to you a new perspective on the continued uses of plastic bags in malls and super stores. In this article published on Livemint.com, Vandana Vasudevan  explains how the charging for the plastic bags at the malls and Hyper market will not reduce […]

Introducing Abdul Muqeet, The Paper Bag Boy

Abdul Muqeet, also known as the Paper Bag Boy, has risen from being just another ordinary student to an extra-ordinary environmentalist. At just ten years old, Abdul Muqeet has demonstrated his commitment to saving the environment in United Arab Emirates and elsewhere. Inspired by the 2010 campaign “UAE Free of Plastic Bags”, Abdul Muqeet, a student […]

New Tech Lets An Army Of Informal Recyclers Collect Brazilian Waste

By MICHAEL J. COREN For decades, an informal recycling cooperative in Brazil has collected tons of recyclable material, which it sells back to heavy industry each day for reuse. The system, however, is plagued by inefficiencies: routes are haphazard, coordination is weak, and knowledge is easily lost when individuals leave the cooperatives. Brazil is now trying […]