According to WHO, 14 of the world’s 15 cities with highest levels of PM 2.5 in 2016 were in 7 Indian states. Geography has a big role in this situation.
Rajendra Singh, popularly known as the Waterman of India, and his NGO, Tarun Bharat Sangh, have revived over five rivers in dry states by using traditional methods of water conservation. The Indian Express speaks to him about the future of Chandigarh’s iconic Sukhna Lake.
In a shocking report, at least 70 trees along the 14-km Girivalam path around Annamalai hills in Tiruvannamalai district are suspected to have been injected wit...
The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis theguardian.com
Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DECOMPOSE
Paper Towel - 2-4 weeks
Banana Peel - 3-4 weeks
Paper Bag - 1 month
Newspaper - 1.5 months
Apple Core - 2 months
Cardboard - 2 months
Cotton Glove - 3 months
Orange peels - 6 months
Plywood - 1-3 years
Wool Sock - 1-5 years
Milk Cartons - 5 years
Cigarette Butts - 10-12 years
Leather shoes - 25-40 years
Tinned Steel Can - 50 years
Foamed Plastic Cups - 50 years
Rubber-Boot Sole - 50-80 years
Plastic containers - 50-80 years
Aluminum Can - 200-500 years
Plastic Bottles - 450 years
Disposable Diapers - 550 years
Monofilament Fishing Line - 600 years
Plastic Bags - 200-1000 years
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How to Save Water....
Water covers 70 percent of the Earth, but only 3% of it is clean and suitable for human consumption. Even if you live in an area with ample rainfall, using water requires energy to process, pump, heat, re-pump, and re-process it. Fortunately, there are ways to save water for everyone from certified germaphobes to compost-toilet-level conservationists. The average family of four uses 450 liters (120 gallons) of water a day, which is 164,000 liters (44,000 gallons) a year.