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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]

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Eco travel 7 tips to be a mindful traveller

people dont take trips

When I was in school, summer breaks were the best time of all – that was when we travelled to meet family. It was an annual affair and a privilege to be able to travel. The other term breaks were meant for mastering board games, learning (and improving) sports, exploring the outdoors and ahem, ahem, doing homework! Over the years as connectivity and options improved, travelling became affordable and common. Annual holidays were swapped for …[Read more]