National Policy on Biofuels: Why India failed to Meet 2017 Ethanol Target

The National Policy on Biofuels had set an indicative target of 20% blending of ethanol in petrol by 2017. The policy was put in place in an attempt to lower down GHG emissions and boost domestic ethanol production in the country. But India was unable to meet this...

How Mission Green Mumbai Wages War On Plastics: #BeatPlasticPollution

More than 15000 tons of plastic waste gets generated every day in India. Of this, 6000 tons remain uncollected as well as littered. Each plastic takes 500–1000 years to degrade! No wonder, there is a ban on plastic. Particularly after the government’s ban on plastics,...

greenBUG Innovative Solution to Plastic Bags: Beat Plastic Pollution

More than 15,000 tons of plastic waste is generated in India every day, of which 6000 tons remain uncollected and littered”. Collected or littered, each plastic takes roughly 500–1000 years to degrade! Reports say, there is enough plastic to drown the entire human...

Sustainable Alternatives Exist, We Need Political and Popular Will: Dia Mirza

Sustainable alternatives exist. We need the political will and the people’s will to replace old practices and old solutions. You think about the number of dams that have destroyed our rivers. It causes more destruction than the benefits from it. Ill planned...

Indore, India’s cleanest city: How Citizens’ Cleanliness Drive, IMC Helped

I have such fond memories of my three years stay in Indore while doing my undergrad from there. Whenever someone says Indore, I picture pleasantly cold mornings with numerous small food stalls selling freshly prepared steaming ‘poha’ served with sweet smelling...

Bag for Cause: Beat Plastic Pollution for Sustainable Development Goals

With the plastic ban coming into effect in Maharashtra, several enterprising entrepreneurs have come up with viable solutions to fight the plastic menace. Plastic, non-woven bags, E-waste have hazardous impacts on the environment, nature, human and animal lives. It is...