Earth5R’s River Cleanup project receives 0.6 Million Euro funding in partnership with the UN

The company Huhtamaki celebrates its 100 year anniversary by donating EUR 3 million to circular economy initiatives to address global sustainability challenges.

A partnership consisting of United Nations Technology Innovation Labs (UNTIL) Finland, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finnish cleantech start-up RiverRecycle and India-based citizen-led environmental movement Earth5R receive EUR 0.6 million to clean plastic waste from Mithi river in Mumbai, India. The project is also raising awareness on effective waste management.

27 Indian cities are counted amongst the Top 50 World’s most polluted cities in 2019

The rate of urbanization in India is faster than the rest of the world. By 2018, 34% of the Indian population was crammed in the urban regions. This percentage is estimated to increase to 40.76% in the next 10 years.

Such rapid migration and urbanization give rise to social issues like poverty, unplanned urbanization and industrialization, and several related problems responsible for the rapid degradation of the environment.

It is estimated that by the year 2030, the waste generated annually in India would increase to 165 million tonnes, that’s more than 27 Great Pyramids of Giza!.

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