River Yamuna to Get Bubble Curtain
TerraGreen|June 2021
Geocycle—the global waste management arm of Lafarge-Holcim, that manufactures building materials, will implement the innovative ‘bubble curtain’ technology for the first time in India to stop plastic from entering the Yamuna River.

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Today, glass is one of the primary domestic and business waste streams in the country. For the same, Carlsberg India has initiated conversation on the grave danger glass poses to the environment. By returning a glass bottle, one can do their bit in reducing carbon footprint, saving energy and even creating job opportunities. Returning a glass bottle is different than reusing one, as reusing does not solve the purpose. Returning a glass bottle after consumption ensures proper handling and reduces single-use glass substance.

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Hope On Climate Change - Reasons to Be Optimistic

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