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Social Media Poster: Recycling - Toxic-laden plastics

Thu, 20/01/2022 - 16:58
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Toxic-laden plastics should not be recycled. A circular economy is one where a resource's life is extended or it is repurposed sustainably i.e without polluting/harming the environment or people. #falsesolutions #reuse #redesign

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Social Media Poster: What is in your Recycled Plastics?

Tue, 18/01/2022 - 16:53
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Recycling is touted as safe & best option for managing plastic waste but a new study by @IPEN shows a different picture. IPEN tested recycled pellets from 23 countries for various toxins. None of the samples were toxin free! #falsesolutions #reuse #redesign

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Press Release: A Study on How safe is recycled plastic?

Tue, 18/01/2022 - 11:53
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However, this recent study reveals that the recycling process transfers the toxins in plastic to the recycled plastic; and because recycling typically mixes several types of plastic together, could produce new chemical cocktails in the process.

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Social Media Poster: IPEN Plastic Recycling study

Fri, 14/01/2022 - 20:47
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IPEN study reveals that recycling process retains toxins in plastic. Plastic recycling typically mixes different types of plastic & new chemical cocktails that are hazardous to human health can be produced during the process. Find out more here: https://tinyurl.com/yws4jkjv

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Webinar on How safe is your Recycled Plastics?

Thu, 13/01/2022 - 17:32

Plastic pollution is a wicked problem, posing a challenge that currently seems to surpass our ability to tackle it. To tackle it we need collective, and collaborative efforts of producers, citizens, policymakers, and governance systems. At the forefront of such efforts, taking responsibility for the waste they create, should be the producers. However, one cannot think of recycling or tout it as a solution to the plastic litter problem owing to its severe limitations technically and effects on health.

Press Release: How safe is recycled plastic?

Tue, 11/01/2022 - 18:57
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Plastic pollution is a wicked problem, posing a challenge that currently seems to surpass our ability to tackle it. To tackle it we need collective, and collaborative efforts of producers, citizens, policymakers, and governance systems. At the forefront of such efforts, taking responsibility for the waste they create, should be the producers. However, one cannot think of recycling or tout it as a solution to the plastic litter problem owing to its severe limitations technically and effects on health.

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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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Exploring The Lives of Chennai’s Hidden Environmentalists

Mon, 31/07/2017 - 18:21

In January 2017, I joined CAG, specifically to work on solid waste management (SWM) projects. I started with the Mapping Waste Trails project, which aims to gain a better understanding of the lives of the informal waste pickers engaged in waste recycling in Chennai. Furthermore, we will be tracking the movements of certain recyclables, to ascertain the routes by which such materials traverse the city-scape, and the value added within each step in the routes.

Chennai's Waste Management System: Exploring The Lives of The Hidden Environmentalists

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 10:23

In January 2017, I joined CAG, where part of my work focuses on their solid waste management (SWM) projects. I started with the Mapping Waste Trails project, which aims to gain a better understanding of the lives of the informal waste pickers engaged in waste recycling in Chennai. Furthermore, we will be tracking the movements of certain recyclables, to ascertain the routes by which such materials traverse the city-scape, and the value added within each step in the routes.