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Turtle caught in plastic debris

Image courtesy: Instagram From sterilised medical tools to microwave meals and affordable toys, the invention of plastic has changed our lives in ways both big and small. But the rate at which we’re consuming and discarding plastic – especially single-use products – is getting out of control and creating real problems for our oceans. Every year the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) , a globally coordinated clean up of beaches and waterways, by Ocean Conservancy, is …[Read more]

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The plastic diet How much are you ingesting?

Are our bodies are slowly becoming landfills?

We are using more plastic than ever before. I vividly remember as a child we used to carry bags for our weekly vegetable and fruit shopping from the market. Most often these bags were worn out bed sheets that Amma (my mother) would stitch up as bags, some were handmade with a kind of wire. We never left the house without these. Shopkeepers packed what we bought in newspapers or brown paper covers. Oil was …[Read more]

Pack a punch Healthy lunch box recipes

healthy lunch box ideas for kids and all ages

Food and water are the very basis of life. Every living thing needs energy to go about their everyday work and this energy is provided by the food we eat. As human beings we get to choose from such a huge array of foods, hence as a responsibility to our body, it’s important to make healthy choices. Planning a balanced and healthy lunchbox can be quite a challenge because not only does it have to …[Read more]