Reports

An assessment of speeding concerns and their management in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Tue, 14/06/2022 - 12:56

“Two wheelers and cars speed upto 75 kmph in major arterial stretches of Chennai city” says a study by CAG that highlights the concerns of speed management in the city through evidence based cases. The report also outlines priority areas to reduce speeding threats. Read to know more!

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Developing an evidence-based awareness campaign to reduce standby power loss in households of Tamil Nadu

Mon, 06/06/2022 - 15:35

Long running hours in standby mode can result in significant loss of energy. CAG reports here on standby power loss practices across rural and urban households in Tamil Nadu together with a campaign strategy for awareness and outreach.

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A study to understanding consumers' perspectives, experiences and knowledge of digital finance/banking

Thu, 28/04/2022 - 13:01

With an anticipated 54% increase in the number of digital transactions by 2024, this study by CAG analysing consumers' perspectives and experiences of digital financial services adds important data to understanding and solving consumer concerns.

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A study on the usage, consumption, and awareness of reused cooking oils among street vendors in Tamil Nadu

Fri, 01/04/2022 - 11:05

CAG's findings on how prevalent the practice of buying used cooking oil among street food vendors is, contradicts observations reported by the media and experts in the Food Safety Department, Media, and Food/ Oil Industry. Read our report to know why this aspect of public health needs to be monitored more closely.

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Back to Earth: Composting for Various Contexts

Mon, 31/01/2022 - 16:03
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Biodegradable waste reaching our dump yards has serious consequences to climate change. Composting is one of the most precious and powerful tools available to the human capacity to mitigate the effects caused by biodegradable waste on the environment. Without composting all our efforts will fail, with it we can build the future.

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Widespread Chemical Contamination of Recycled Plastic Pellets Globally

Thu, 27/01/2022 - 18:34
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CAG contributed to a global study by IPEN that looked at the chemical contamination in recycled plastic pellets. The study found that recycling plastics carries over the toxins to the new products. Plastics containing toxins should therefore not be recycled; these should in fact, not be considered part of a circular economy at all.

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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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Decommissioning of coal based thermal power plants - a baseline study report

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 09:14

As of today, India has 35,949 MW of power plant infrastructure that is more than 25-years-old and are bound to be decommissioned in the near future. Thus, each Indian state needs an action plan for the decommissioning of a thermal power plant. This report is a baseline study that guides to design a localised statutory framework to minimise the impact of the decommissioning process on surrounding communities & the environment.

 

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Alternatives to Geoengineering Technology for use in India

Tue, 31/08/2021 - 16:00

The term “geoengineering” refers to a set of technologies that counteract the effects of anthropogenic climate change by deliberately intervening in Earth systems. Deliberately altering climate and the catastrophic effects it could have is truly frightening. So, what are the alternatives that can counteract the effects of climate change without resorting to geoengineering?

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Behind the labels

Fri, 06/08/2021 - 17:06

A CAG study in 5 cities in Tamil Nadu on compliance of plastic packaging used for food products with recycling labelling as required by BIS. The study also seeks to understand if the information provided is accessible and useful to consumers through a perception survey. The study found that recycling labels rarely provide all the information required as per law and that most of them are hard to locate, read, and understand. Consumers cannot make an informed choice unless a standard labelling mechanism is set up that is focussed on providing information in an appropriate manner.

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