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Kerala is using non-recyclable plastic for laying roads

The problem of plastic pollution is impacting every corner of the world. Governments across the globe are looking for ways to fight this menace that is spreading at an uncontrollable pace. India alone is expected to consume more than 20 million tonnes of plastic in 2020. To tackle plastic pollution to some extent, the Indian state of Kerala has undertaken a plastic recycling project which makes use of...

May 31, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This Mumbai cafe is made completely out of cardboard

A newly opened cafe in Mumbai, India, is an excellent example of eco-friendly architecture, with almost everything inside – right from the tables and chairs to lamp shades and menu holders – created out of recyclable cardboard. Since cardboard naturally consists of about 50% air, the material is lightweight, durable, inexpensive, and exceptional at absorbing sound, which makes it ideal for busy...

May 30, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This dad has been putting up signs with words of encouragement around town to lower suicide rates

Colby Wallace, a 42-year-old father from Seattle, recently heard about the suicides of four high school students in his county. This prompted him to launch the “You Matter” campaign under which he has been putting up signs with words of encouragement along the sidewalks near his daughters’ elementary school in Queen Anne, Seattle. “I’ve learned that you never know who is...

May 29, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Son develops natural substitute for sugar for dad suffering from diabetes

Javier Larragoiti had just started studying chemical engineering when he found out that his dad was suffering from diabetes. That prompted the young chemist to develop an alternative for sugar that had the same flavor as sugar, minus the harmful properties. Javier started dabbling with xylitol, a sweet-tasting alcohol commonly extracted from birch wood and used in products such as chewing gum. Ten years...

May 28, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Adidas introduces a 100% recyclable performance running shoe that is “made to be remade”

Sportswear giant Adidas is known for its efforts to minimize the world’s plastic waste problem. After nearly a decade of research, the company has come up with a shoe that uses no glue and is made up of just one type of material. It should be noted that sports shoes typically include complex material mixes and component gluing which result in a shoe that can only be downcycled. However, each component of...

May 27, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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She returned millions of dollars she found at an ATM, gets rewarded $1.2 million for honesty

Ackaisha Green accidentally stumbled upon a large bag containing $5,000 and $1,000 notes at an ATM in Kingston, Jamaica. Despite being in financial crisis herself with no source of income and two kids to support, Green showed remarkable honesty and returned the amount. Green’s honesty was rewarded with a donation of $1.2 million by J Wray & Nephew Limited, along with other corporate and personal...

May 24, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This teacher spent 20 years of his life for the upliftment of one of Kerala’s most underprivileged tribes

Back in 1999, the state education department of Kerala, India, started opening single-teacher schools in remote tribal settlements scattered in various forested areas across the state. This was due to the reason that back then, the only tribal lower primary school was in Edamalakkudy and students had to travel for an entire day or two just to reach school. 29-year-old PK Muraleedharan was a volunteer with...

May 23, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Amazon tribe wins lawsuit against oil companies, protects rainforest from drilling

The Amazon rainforest is home to millions of plant and animal species as well as some of the last remaining indigenous tribes. When the home of one of such tribes – the indigenous Waorani community in Ecuador – was threatened by a big oil company, they decided to fight back. The tribe won a landmark lawsuit against three government bodies for conducting a faulty consultation process with the...

May 22, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Scores of homeless people in LA will have clean laundry this week, thanks to this laundry truck

Shouldn’t the ability to wear washed, clean clothes be one of our basic rights? Unfortunately, for hundreds of people living on the streets of LA, this is not the case. Laundry truck LA is a non-profit created in 2017 by DOLAN Clothing founder Jodie Dolan that provides free laundry services to homeless people in Los Angeles. The service only operates for six hours every Thursday at Huntington Park....

May 21, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This man is helping 150,000 Indian kids fight malnutrition by growing superfood in his backyard

Despite being one of the fastest growing economies in the world, India continues to grapple with widespread poverty, illiteracy and malnutrition. In fact, the number of malnourished, underweight children in India is almost double than that of Sub Saharan Africa. In 2009, Mahesh RV, a final year engineering student at PES Institute of Technology in Bengaluru, came across a headline that said 42% of all children...

May 20, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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