Efficacy of single-use plastic ban in Chennai

Fri, 06/08/2021 - 17:03

A CAG study to assess the status of the single-use plastic ban, two years after it came into force. The study looked at f&b outlets, fruit and vegetable markets and shops across Chennai to document the prevalence of single-use plastic. The study found that single-use plastic continues to be abundant across sectors.

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Petson Peter

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Petson works as a researcher with the Sustainable Transport team, which advocates for our roads to become ‘zero emission, zero exclusion, and zero deaths’ spaces. He earlier worked as a research consultant with the Urban Governance team at CAG. He was also with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences for a study on COVID-19 and senior citizens. He has a Masters in International Relations from Nanyang Technological University and a certificate in ethics and protection of human research participants. His interests are research methodology and development communication. He is also passionate about swimming and everything in/on the water. 

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Researcher - Sustainable Transportation

Current News: Volume VI, Issue 6, June 2021

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 10:09

Highlights

  • Assessing TANGEDCO’s Compliance to Distribution Standards of Performance (DSOP): An Analysis of RTI Data for the Year 2016 (Part - 13)
  • Disruptions likely as EB plans 10-day State-wide maintenance work.
  • Power consumption grows 12.6% in first week of june.
  • U.S. solar capacity passes 100 gigawatts after strong first quarter, but Covid challenges persist
  • Consumer Focus - Electricity Ombudsman Order 
  • ECC Voice - Success story

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Social Media Poster: Earth Overshoot Day 2021

Thu, 29/07/2021 - 11:10
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With over 5 months left in 2021, we’ve already used up our ecological resources for 2021. We need to stop funding further fossil fuel extraction. Inclusive & sustainable decisions need to be taken to #MoveTheDate & live within #Earth’s means. #EarthOvershootDay

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Social Media Poster: International Tiger Day

Tue, 27/07/2021 - 16:49
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According to WWF, there are only 3900 #tigers left on #Earth. Climate change induced sea level rise and forest fires are posing a threat to the already fragmented tiger habitats. Their survival is in our hands. #wildforlife #conservation #SaveTigers. #InternationalTigerDay

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Social Media Poster: World Conservation Day

Tue, 27/07/2021 - 16:47
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Fossil fuel exploration has a negative effect on biodiversity & biodiversity loss is having large cascade effects on ecosystem function and productivity. This #WorldNatureConservationDay let us take a pledge to care & protect nature. #SayNoToFossilFuels #nature #climatechange

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Social Media Post: Air Quality - Greenhouse Gas emissions

Mon, 26/07/2021 - 17:37
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As per Down to Earth #LivestockFarming is the largest source of #MethaneEmissions in the world contributing to rising #AirPollution levels. Limiting the consumption of animal products is a viable option. #AQI  #RightToBreathe 

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