Category: Eco Friendly Info

How much Plastic do Humans consume?

How much Plastic do humans consume? If you thought that was an odd question, you’d be surprised to learn that an average human consumes the equivalent of one credit card per week! One third of all plastic the world produces ends up in our…

India Pledges to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic by 2025

India vows to eliminate single use plastic by 2025

India consumes an estimated 16.5 million tonnes (1.6 million truckfull) of plastic annually according to a June 2018 report by PlastIndia Foundation.  43% of this is single-use packaging material which mostly end up in garbage heaps since only 20% of Plastic produced annually is…

Plastic Pollution – How bad is it?

Plastic pollution is caused due to the accumulation of the waste plastic material in the environment. Plastic is a non-biodegradable substance. It doesn’t get disposed off in the soil or water and its effect is worse when burnt. It is thus a challenge to…

Reverse Vending Machine installed at EA Mall, Chennai

The world consumes nearly 1/2 trillion PET Bottles every year, with a million Plastic Bottles bought around the world every minute! Placed end to end vertically, the bottles we discard will reach half way to the sun! PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) is a highly recyclable…

Decomposition rates of Single-Use Plastic

Other than the obvious threat posed by plastic to marine life and city dwellers, plastic waste also occupies a lot of space in landfills since they take several years to decompose, if at all. They also leech harmful chemicals into the environment while breaking…

Tamil Nadu pledges #iSayNoToPlastic

Plastic carry bags, plastic plates, plastic cups, plastic flags, small plastic sachets used in packaging water, among others, will be banned in Tamil Nadu from Jan 1st, 2019. Based on the study and findings of an expert panel that the disposal of such plastic…