Mandur is shut down & Bengaluru is on the brink, are we ready to evolve yet?

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A community gathering at Yelahanka New Town on November 21 to discuss waste disposal and composting solutions.

Waking up to this morning’s newspapers was a pleasant experience. Mandur has shut down 10 days before the deadline. Any person who has visited a landfill and can empathise with the people’s woes will receive this news with immense relief laced with happiness. Continue reading

Sobha Ruby Platinum gears up to walk the green path

Children's Day at Sobha Ruby Platinum located on Tumkur Road.

Children’s Day at Sobha Ruby Platinum located on Tumkur Road.

Little children questioning the human rights violations being heaped on Mandur by the people of Bengaluru, expressing solidarity towards the aggrieved lot and taking a pledge to lead a life free from landfills isn’t something we get to see during a children’s day event. But this is exactly what happened today at Sobha Ruby Platinum, a cluster of high-rises located on Tumkur Road. Continue reading

Community composting method-3: Byobins, these two make a right pair!

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Paired up to perform: Two Byobins is all it takes to process wet waste from 30 houses.

Two unassuming bins sit in a corner without any posters, scary timetables or paraphernalia around them. No muttering of a shredder. No hustle and bustle of an army of workers either. A few perforated plastic crates filled with the compost taken out of these bins have earthworms going about their business without giving two hoots to what the city is getting all worked up about. Continue reading

Community composting method-2: Be it 15 kgs or 250 kgs, EcoDigester handles your kitchen waste aesthetically

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Here’s a solution that suits both small apartments and bulk generators like large-sized apartments, restaurants, schools, institutes, hospitals, school and corporate canteens. If you want a combined package of ease of use, aesthetics, zero operational costs and capital payback in a few years, go for EcoDigester. Continue reading

How Bengaluru can contribute to rural agriculture just by segregating

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A couple of days ago, I met a campaigner for sustainable agriculture working for a global organisation that fights climate change, among other issues. She revealed a strange and depressing phenomenon unspooling in rural areas: farmland lying famished due to loss of biomass (the total mass of living matter within a given unit of environmental area or plant material, vegetation, or agricultural waste used as a fuel or energy source). Continue reading