Coconut Challenge

There is one aspect of the waste stream – that really shouldn’t be considered waste at all – that isn’t accounted for in Bengaluru. It’s the coconut shell. Coconuts are a daily part of life here – whether it’s stopping for a drink of tender coconut or grating coconut for your dry subji. It may … More Coconut Challenge

Pledge to compost: Healthy soil, healthy humans

This was published in Lazmi Health. I’m posting my original version below. You can see the published version through this link. For some odd reason, they removed all my source links and put a sort of bibliographic list at the bottom, which I don’t like. Nature operates using a closed loop system. Everything is recycled, … More Pledge to compost: Healthy soil, healthy humans

Closing the loop

My first real job was in the public relations department at a company called LensCrafters and their corporate headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. Technically I was an intern there for 6 months, but my mentor there, Susan Knobler, didn’t treat me like an intern. She trusted me with all sorts of responsibilities and projects. I did … More Closing the loop

ATREE’s Workshop on Bulk Waste Generators

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a workshop hosted and organised by ATREE. It centred around a report they recently completed about the status of decentralised solid waste management policy innovation in Bengaluru, with a special focus on residential bulk generators. I had hoped that they would be highlighting at least one case … More ATREE’s Workshop on Bulk Waste Generators

Delhi Trash

Last month I took my first trip to Delhi. I must say, I was surprised by the level of trash (compared to Bengaluru) on the streets. I also liked the tricycle carts used for carrying both recyclables and mixed waste to their destination. There were lots of bins around town, though all that I saw had … More Delhi Trash