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In Brazil favela, skateboards made of bottle caps promote recycling

October 26, 2021 1:34 pm

Each colorful skateboard is made of some 500 plastic bottle caps that are crushed, melted, placed into a mold and then baked in an industrial pizza oven. Each one takes about two hours to complete.

'Bring plastic, get mask', NDMC begins campaign at Charkha museum to reduce plastic usage

October 05, 2021 12:03 pm

The initiative has been launched by the council along with the Centre for Environment Education (CEE). A kiosk has been installed at the museum where people can come and deposit their plastic waste in exchange for masks and cloth bags.

Pune: PMC launches pilot project for recycling thermocol waste

September 08, 2021 4:04 pm

The project named ‘Recycole’ is being implemented by K K Nag, the largest manufacturer of thermocol in the country, with the help of waste-picker cooperative SWaCH.

Is your ‘Go Bag’ ready?

September 05, 2021 9:16 am

Some people treat their go bags like a survival kit and add lots of extras like multipurpose tools, duct tape, fire starters, portable cooking stoves and a compass, among other things

Gaza cafe complex serves up lessons in recycling alongside drinks

July 13, 2021 7:43 pm

A Gaza Environment Quality Authority official said 2,000 tonnes of solid waste is collected in the Gaza Strip every day. Over half of it comes from homes, and thousands of Palestinians earn money selling material to recycling factories

Not all deadwood: Furniture fashioned from Hong Kong tree waste

March 18, 2021 4:39 pm

Each piece of furniture takes three to four months to manufacture, Wong said, from drying the wood, to designing and making the items with professional woodworking tools

Mines ministry issues framework for non-ferrous metal scrap recycling

March 14, 2021 11:46 am

Considering the growing demand for aluminium in future, there will be heavy dependence on domestic production and imports.

This Boghi, exchange your recyclable household items at Chennai corporation's 'Swap Shop'

January 11, 2020 6:09 pm

The two-day Swap Shop helps citizens swap items that they do not need in exchange for items that they want, with the aim of reducing the waste footprint per person and the volume of waste that is generated in Chennai.

Madras Waste Exchange: In a first, Chennai launches online portal for recyclable scrap

December 25, 2019 6:36 pm

The first of its kind in India, Madras Waste Exchange is a web portal that facilitates the trade of recyclable waste, both scrap materials and recycled products in Chennai.

To make city garbage-free, Chennai Corporation authorises 21 companies to recycle waste

July 28, 2019 6:56 pm

The companies have been granted authorisation to process and recycle waste generated by bulk waste generators for a period of one year.


The Wagharis: The unlikely recyclers you don't know of

March 22, 2016 4:40 pm

A photo project on sustainable development focuses on the Waghari community, who exchange old clothes for utensils.