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Starbucks To Go Big On World Environment Day In India, Will Switch To Compostable & Recyclable Packaging

Starbucks To Go Big On World Environment Day In India, Will Switch To Compostable & Recyclable Packaging
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In a bid to cut down plastic waste, all the 138 stores of TATA Starbucks Pvt Ltd across India will switch to eco-friendly cutlery, stirrers, cups, straws, cap lids made from corn starch
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Defying Gender Problems And Open Defecation, Sunita Devi From Jharkhand Is Training Women To Build Toilets

Defying Gender Problems And Open Defecation, Sunita Devi From Jharkhand Is Training Women To Build Toilets
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90 per cent of the women in Udaypura, a village in Jharkhand used to defecate in the open before 2018. Today, every woman in the village has access to a toilet, thanks to 29-year-old Sunita Devi
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26-Year-Old Man In Bareilly Is Breaking The Period Taboo With A Sanitary Napkin Bank

26-Year-Old Man In Bareilly Is Breaking The Period Taboo With A Sanitary Napkin Bank
26-year-old Chitransh Saxena from Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, started a PadBank in June 2018. 148 girls in the city are getting free sanitary pads every month from the bank
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How A Visit To Mumbai’s Landfill Inspired A 23-Year-Old To Embark On A Zero Waste Journey

How A Visit To Mumbai’s Landfill Inspired A 23-Year-Old To Embark On A Zero Waste Journey
From practising in-house composting, ditching plastic items to switching to a menstrual cup, here’s how T. Lalita from Mumbai is changing her lifestyle to manage waste at an individual level
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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Inspires Mumbai Society To Generate Revenue From Waste

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Inspires Mumbai Society To Generate Revenue From Waste
A housing society in Goregaon, Mumbai has converted close to 3.5 tonnes of waste in to 400 kilos of manure within a period of one year. The manure is being used in the newly developed garden
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ODF Mumbai, A Reality Check: Overused, Unclean And Lesser Number Of Toilets For Women Are Just Some Of Mumbai’s Sanitation Woes

ODF Mumbai, A Reality Check: Overused, Unclean And Lesser Number Of Toilets For Women Are Just Some Of Mumbai’s Sanitation Woes
Though Mumbai have met all the parameters to be called an open defecation free city, it needs to solve problems like lack of water connection, overuse of toilets, gender disparity and others related the usage of public and community toilets
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ODF Mumbai, A Reality Check: Five Public Toilets In Mumbai’s Crowded Places That Set A Swachh Example

ODF Mumbai, A Reality Check: Five Public Toilets In Mumbai’s Crowded Places That Set A <i data-lazy-src=
From having disable-friendly toilet seats, installing sanitary napkin vending machines to providing international hygiene standards for free, here’s how public toilets in crowded Mumbai are faring
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ODF Mumbai, A Reality Check: Understanding The Issue Of Open Defecation And Garbage On Mumbai’s Railway Tracks

ODF Mumbai, A Reality Check: Understanding The Issue Of Open Defecation And Garbage On Mumbai’s Railway Tracks
With commuters littering railway tracks and platforms, defecation on railway tracks and poorly maintained toilets on platforms, can Mumbai have a Swachh rail experience in future?
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ODF Mumbai, A Reality Check: Tackling Problems Of Space, Population And Behavior Change, Here’s How The City Is Ensuring Toilet For All

ODF Mumbai, A Reality Check: Tackling Problems Of Space, Population And Behavior Change, Here’s How The City Is Ensuring Toilet For All
18 months after achieving the Open Defecation Free status, here’s how Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is encouraging people to use public toilets
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3 Lakh Volunteers Collect 9,000 Tonnes Of Waste From Over 900 Hospitals In A Four Hour Clean-Up Drive Across India

3 Lakh Volunteers Collect 9,000 Tonnes Of Waste From Over 900 Hospitals In A Four Hour Clean-Up Drive Across India
Three lakh volunteers from Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation (SNCF), participated in the cleanliness drive conducted in more than 900 hospitals across India including the J J Hospital on February 23
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Girls To Get Sanitary Pads In Over 100 Government Schools Of Vadodara

Girls To Get Sanitary Pads In Over 100 Government Schools Of Vadodara
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104 government-run schools in Vadodara, Gujarat will get sanitary napkin vending machines and incinerators for free to promote menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls
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In A First For Hyderabad, City Launches Three Pink Toilets With Menstrual Hygiene Management Facilities

In A First For Hyderabad, City Launches Three Pink Toilets With Menstrual Hygiene Management Facilities
Hyderabad has launched three pink toilets with sanitary napkin vending machines and incinerators to give women access to menstrual hygiene facilities
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Plastic Bottles To Plant Pots, Newspapers To Carry Bags: School Students In Chennai ‘Thrash The Trash’

Plastic Bottles To Plant Pots, Newspapers To Carry Bags: School Students In Chennai ‘Thrash The Trash’
Agal foundation in Chennai is helping school students aged between 9 and 11 to reuse, reduce and recycle waste or discarded items through its ‘Thrash the Trash Champs’ programme
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Indore Reuses Plastic Bottles To Create A Vertical Garden

Indore Reuses Plastic Bottles To Create A Vertical Garden
In a bid to tackle plastic waste and air pollution, the Indore Municipal Corporation replaces plant pots with plastic bottles to develop a vertical garden at Nehru park
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