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Vamsi Shankar Kapilavai, Senior Researcher

The Plasticene Epoch and the brands behind it

Fri, 10/12/2021 - 16:57

CAG's 2021 Brand Audit sought to understand which companies create the maximum plastic waste. Interestingly, unbranded plastic contributed to a quarter of the plastic waste audited followed by well-known brands like Unilever, Aavin, and Britannia. Over 90% of the plastic waste produced by companies such as Unilever, Nestle, and Mondelez for example, are made of non-recyclable plastics - an indication of brands disinterest in making their products truly sustainable.

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The Truth Behind Incineration

Thu, 07/02/2019 - 14:36

Cities in India are at a crucial juncture where they have to choose between a lock-in of decades of harmful pollution (incineration) or leap forward by choosing zero-waste models. With Greater Chennai Corporation more or less opting for incinerators at the Kodungaiyur and Perungudi dumpyards, let us have a look at what incineration actually means and what it does to human beings, environment and economy.