World Cleanup Day 2021

It all began in the small northern European country of Estonia, in 2008, fifty-thousand people united to clean up the entire country in just five hours. On that day, a global bottom-up civic movement was born and spread like wildfire around the globe. This captured the imaginations of people worldwide, who were inspired to follow …

A Year of Solid Waste Management

A year has rolled by since the Waste Management Park became functional at Ottupattarai in Coonoor, with the District Collector Ms Innocent Divya inaugurating the facility. The unit has been functioning as a Mixed Stream Processing Facility ever since, and has so far dealt with 8,70,603 kgs of Municipal Solid Waste, thanks to the co-operation …

Time for Nature

518 cubic meters of landfill space spared ; 2 million litres of water saved ; 1.65 lakh litres of petroleum conserved ; and 1,100 trees prevented from being axed This is no empty boast on the part of the Coonoor Municipal Corporation and Clean Coonoor. As on this World Environment Day, the theme of which …

Better Late than Never

One of the lesser known crusades in the war against Plastic Pollution, ‘Plastics 2020 Challenge,’ is a push to reduce the quantity of plastic materials sent to landfills.  The overall aim of this campaign which was launched in Westminster in 2009, is to double the rate of plastic recycling by the year 2020.  For its …