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An analysis of Unilever’s plastic reduction commitments - game changer or myth?

Mon, 13/01/2020 - 14:40

Under fire from the media and citizens on business contribution towards the plastic pollution crisis, companies are increasingly pushing out plastic reduction goals, targets and schemes in an effort to clean up their image. This blog examines the impact of Unilever’s plastic reduction commitment.

 

The health impacts of waste incineration: a systematic review

Wed, 25/09/2019 - 09:15

Waste incineration is increasingly promoted as a sustainable solution for waste management through out the world even though it is at the bottom of the waste hierarchy. This study highlights how incinerator technology and infrequent maintenance schedules have been strongly linked with adverse health effects. Waste minimisation is the need of the hour!

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Is Chennai ready for a Zero Waste Wedding?

Fri, 26/10/2018 - 10:17
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This report presents the experience of Kripa Ramachandran, Researcher, and Sriram Radhakrishnan, Community Organiser, in making a wedding in Chennai zero waste. They found that hotels and caterers would be willing to adopt sustainable waste management practices. What is required for effective waste management in Chennai is the right directive for Bulk Waste Producers and improvements in the infrastructure and working conditions of the waste workers.

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Incentivising zero waste in a low-income community in Chennai

Fri, 26/10/2018 - 10:14
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This report presents the experience and lessons of the Zero Waste Cities project in setting up a zero-waste system in Greenways, Chennai. It was led by Gabriel Raj with the support of Kripa Ramachandran, Researcher, and Sriram Radhakrishnan, Community Organiser at CAG, and Pennurimai Iyakkam.

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