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The International Coastal Cleanup

Photo: Wild Singapore

We bring here a synopsis of the International Coastal Cleanup, a yearly effort to clean up the coastlines of the world and improve ocean health. Each year on the third Saturday in September (in 2011, it’s on 17th September), several hundreds of thousands of volunteers clean up litter from lakes, rivers, and beaches around the […]


September 8th, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Plastics,Water/Marine Life | Read More »

Seeing is Believing: Zero Waste Kanyakumari

Shores of Kanyakumari District

By Bhavani Prakash In a previous blog, we had featured Madavi Nathan Oliver’s observations on the Plastics Free Kanyakumari (PFKK) campaign in the district of Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India. The campaign spearheaded by the District Collector (DC), Rajendra Ratnoo includes banning of single use plastic bags, and is progressing towards a Zero Waste Kanyakumari through […]

July 27th, 2010 | Posted in Biodiversity,Plastics | Read More »

Kanyakumari: The Plastic Bag Free District in India

Vendor wrapping fruit with Lotus leaf and newspaper

Anyone with even the most rudimentary knowledge of Indian geography would be able to tell that India is a V-shaped peninsula. At the southern-most tip of that “V” is the district of Kanyakumari, where three great seas merge – the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. It’s a district with a proud record of being 100% […]

June 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Plastics | Read More »


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