India Generates 1,00,000 metric tonnes of waste every day, out of which 70-75% waste is dumped into the landfills.The major reason why this waste is ending in landfills is unawareness among citizens for waste segregation. The waste cannot be processed because it is mostly unsegregated.
To tackle the problem of waste management and awareness for segregation Earth5R has started it’s Zero Waste program. The goal of the program is to make buildings zero waste by segregating and processing waste at the source. The Program is recently launched at EDEN IV in Hiranandani, ...
The latest report by Mumbai civic body states that 73% of the garbage that makes its way into the city’s dumping grounds is food waste. Only 5% of the city’s waste is segregated, according to the report. Three-fourths of the city’s total waste has been demarcated as organic-wet waste. When this mixes with other forms of dry waste such as plastic, debris and cloth, the process of decomposition takes much longer and as a result, the suppressed methane that is generated at dumping grounds easily ignites fires.
A step towards addressing the problem Earth5R team ...
Called the new Silicon Valley of India, Powai has seen a rapid urbanization and the creation of numerous business parks. With its 1,740 corporate companies, 5,000 shops, up to 3,000 street vendors, 70,000 households, and 8,000 slum families, the level of waste production and pollution has skyrocketed.
Along with these problems, the stress on water resources has been amplified and we can now observe water tanks on the streets depicting this increasing need. Actions are thus needed to face these mounting issues.
Improperly disposed waste on the streets of ...
The great success of the Green School Project has reached many citizens of Powai-Hiranandani that decided to volunteer with us; that's why the team for this time was made by Sonali and Shruti. In particular, Sonali is a very talented woman living in Hiranandani that has experience in upcycling.
At Sangharsh Nagar Municipal School, on Friday 22 September, it took place two workshops: the school is a huge institute situated in a degraded neighborhood, directed by the great job done from the principal Asawari Kilhatkar. Since the relevant number of students ...
On Saturday, September 23 at Corporation of Greater Mumbai High School, the last Green School Project workshop was held. The team today was formed by Yasmin, Shalini and the young Karen, only 16 years old, but who volunteers very seriously.
Also this time our audience was composed of about 40 students, 12 years old. Karen has just started his speech to motivate students on issues such as the environment, pollution, and recycling, and the idea of composting.
We asked questions and got answers: it was a time of sharing and knowledge.
The Green School Project has been inaugurated officially with the two workshops conducted in Dargadevi Municipal School; and before of considering our work finished here it's time to get some feedback from the teachers, principal, and kids.
Showing the completed pot.
As they said, students take care of the plant on daily basis, but sometimes they get a little bit confused identifying the different plants and knowing the right way to water them. That's why we decided to implement the part of the EathrTalk, giving more information about the plants selected. ...
Continuing on the Green School Project, the Earth5R team – Tatsumi Yanaba, Yasmin Giordano, Marin Horii, Christian Dearden, Christina Tunzan, Maureen Allanic, and Montserrat Abud – visited Durgadevi Sharma Marathi School at Chandivali, Mumbai for a second workshop on friday 11 August . The purpose was to introduce reuse of newspaper and organic gardening to the remaining half of the student body that were not part of the previous week’s workshop.
Everyone wants to be in front.
The Green School Project, to recap, is Earth5R’s newest initiative to nurture ...
We see trash everywhere - the muddy mosaic of plastic bottles and colourful wrappers lining the edge of every street. Likely, they will stay there, housing parasitic worms and insects that spread diseases through food into humans. After a rainy day, some of the trash may drain into the local sewage to share plastic toxins to the water and fish, both which can end up in our bodies. Ultimately, they’re trapped in a mega plastic soup in the Indian Ocean gyre, killing and contaminating the fish and birds that climb the food chain back into our stomach. So it’s a multifac...
India generates 3 millions truckloads of waste per day coming from over 500 cities each. Out of which 60% is biodegradable (veg waste, peels). The remaining 40% is nondegradable (plastic, rubber). This can be segregated at the source level because, in the later stages, it's nearly impossible to segregate wet and dry wastes. All of it ultimately ends up in the landfills. These landfills are anaerobic and hence cannot decompose. They end up rotting and producing greenhouse gases which contribute to global warming.
Green Citizens project introduced by Earth5R is an ...
Waste Segregation at the source is one of the foremost steps in waste management which allows better disposal of waste and facilitates recycling and reuse in more systematic manner. Although in apartments usually solid waste management(SWM) committee takes care of proper segregation task by disseminating information to the households and housekeeping staffs through pamphlets, meetings and putting fine on defaulters but in nearby areas which comprised of houses of maids who works in these apartments have scant knowledge about the waste segregation.
On 22 May 2017, ...