Ramakanth holds 12 marathon SWM sessions for choultry & street vendors assn

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Veteran SWM activist N S Ramakanth holding an awareness session at Hebbal on 21st August. Choultry owners, members from street vendors associations were present.

SWM is never a done deal. It’s always work in progress. It demands nothing less than never-dying passion and enthusiasm from you. And the epitome of these qualities is Solid Waste Managment Round Table founder member N S Ramakanth. Continue reading “Ramakanth holds 12 marathon SWM sessions for choultry & street vendors assn”

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SWMRT veteran N S Ramakanth inaugurates steel plate bank at Tatanagar

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Mr N S Ramakanth (centre) at the Independence Day celebrations held in Tatanagar, Bengaluru.

Not a day goes without our most-respected SWM veteran Mr N S Ramakanth doing something significant to mitigate the garbage crisis in Bengaluru. Continue reading “SWMRT veteran N S Ramakanth inaugurates steel plate bank at Tatanagar”

How to “Beat plastic pollution?” Bengaluru gynaecologists show the way!

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It was either steel, glass or melamine-coated plates, spoons, etc., at the 5-day CME meet held in Bengaluru recently.

Three hundred-plus doctors out on a 5-day Continuing Medical Education (CME) meet took up the challenge to make the conference completely eco-friendly. Here’s how.

There were many questions in the beginning though. The ones that nagged the most were: Is it really possible to have an eco-friendly conference? Will it be feasible? Will we be able to ensure a meet which is smart and clean? And will it be pocket-friendly as much as it is eco-friendly? Continue reading “How to “Beat plastic pollution?” Bengaluru gynaecologists show the way!”

Being human could be being zero waste

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By Claire Rao

When Bangalore was reeling under the so-called ‘garbage crisis’, I was blissfully untouched by it. The reason – I compost all organic waste, including garden waste, generated in my house and take all the recyclables to the Dry Waste Collection Centre (DWCC). I love the concept of being ‘Zero Waste’, which has become the new mantra in every aspect of my life. This idea might sound very utopian but after years of segregating waste and encouraging and educating people around me about the necessity of doing so, I have learnt that the easiest way is to drastically reduce the amount of waste that we generate. Continue reading “Being human could be being zero waste”