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Will Chennai be the Next Cape Town – Water Sustainability for Chennai – A Unique Event, Dec 6, 2018

Will Water Scarce Chennai become the Next Cape Town? And How Can Industries Help Prevent This? Venue: Welcom Hotel, Cathedral Road, Chennai Date: 6 Dec, 2018, THURSDAY | 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM Event Organiser: The Southern India Chamber of Commerce and Industry Event Sponsor: GRUNDFOS Cape Town, a port town in South Africa, recently […]

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Posted in: Chennai, Water

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Climate Solver Awards by WWF – A Call to Cleantech Innovators – Chennai, December 2018

Are you an SME working in the Clean Technology & Energy field in India? You can participate in the WWF Climate Solver Award contest and win recognition and support Know more by attending a unique event in Chennai, on Dec 20, 2018   Innovation systems are vital enablers for the transition to an equitable low […]

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Posted in: Chennai, Climate Change, Innovations

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Cut Down Travel – Even Jerks Can Save the World

When I say “Cut down travel to reduce your Carbon footprint” many people look at me askance. It is as if I were trampling on their most fundamental right. Sure, you love to travel. It’s fun. And depriving you of travel is depriving you of something precious. Life without travel – is it worth living? […]

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Posted in: Corporate Sustainability, Oil, Transportation

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Sustainable Food – Even Jerks Can Save the World

You can use averages and statistics to prove anything. If Bill Gates walks into a pub with 9 hobos boozing inside, each occupant of the pub is worth $7 billion on average. Stupid, isn’t it? Which is why you should be careful when using statistics, especially averages. Why am I ranting on this now? A friend of mine […]

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Reusable Plates & Utensils – Even Jerks Can Save the World

There can’t be an easier way for you to contribute to reducing packaging and plastic pollution than by using reusable plates and utensils. Even in a country like India which has not become super consumerist, I find that on many occasions at homes and offices, folks use disposable plates and cutlery while serving food at […]

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Posted in: Pollution, Waste Management

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Even Jerks Can Save the World – My Take on Sustainability for the Masses

I am a jerk. You most likely are one too. How the heck am I so sure about you being a jerk? Because, according to some surveys of rather disputable origins, over half the world’s population can be classified as jerks. So, there is a 50% chance you are one too. But let that not demotivate […]

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Posted in: Energy Education, Society and Community

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Star Rating Scheme for Industrial Air Pollution Launched in Maharashtra

  Image credit: Monitor Anything Anywhere Unless we live in a city like Delhi where the air pollution is quite obvious as it is choking, most Indians do not seem to care too much about air pollution, mainly because it is not as visible in many cases as water or land pollution. But, air pollution can be […]

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Posted in: Mumbai, Pollution

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Edible Carry Bags – Non-plastic, Biodegradable Bags – Indian Innovation

Mangalore based entrepreneur Ashwath Hegdehad, with his company Envigreen Biotech India Private Ltd in 2016 in Bengaluru, has come up with 100 per cent environment friendly and biodegradable bags. “The EnviGreen (EG) bags are 100 per cent organic, edible and recyclable which will eliminate plastic from our country,” says Hegde. EG carry bags look like […]

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Posted in: Pollution, Waste Management

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Bioplastics Uses and Applications – Current, Emerging Markets – Bioplastics Guide

The Bioplastics Guide, an initiative by EAI, is a focussed consulting and market research division for the global bioplastics and biopolymers sectors. The Guide has an interesting section that provides an overview of the end use segments and applications for bioplastics. Get to know more about the current and emerging end use segments for bioplastics […]

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Posted in: MSW, Pollution, Recycling

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