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Uber Eats, Zomato, Deliveroo, and others are employing strategies to cut down on unnecessary cutlery

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Every time I open the leftmost drawer of my kitchen cabinet, I am dismayed at the number of spoons, forks, knives that I have accumulated. Then on the bottom shelf, there are containers of all shapes and sizes.

The anguish is because all this cutlery and containers are made of plastic, polystyrene, and styrofoam.

Plastic waste is a colossal problem in the entire world, especially the countries which are home to a large affluent section of society. More specifically, those families and individuals that don’t often cook for themselves and prefer ordering food. …


The policy will be a game-changer for the future of mobility in India

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On 18 March 2021, India’s Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari revealed that India has 5 million Light Motor Vehicles (LMV) older than 20 years and 3.4 million LMVs older than 15 years.

What can be construed from this disclosure is that these 8 million very old vehicles are crisscrossing the Indian streets — and their chances of emitting greenhouse gases to already polluted Indian cities are extremely high.

The high number of old vehicles on the Indian roads is largely due to the fact that India has witnessed phenomenal growth in the automobile sector in the last…


Heat and humidity took a heavy toll on athletes and their performance

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“I can finish the match but I can die. If I die will the ITF take responsibility?”

This statement was made by Tennis player Daniil Medvedev during his third-round match at Tokyo Olympics. The Russian tennis star called a medical timeout numerous times and even asked officials who would be responsible if he died on the court.

The second-seeded player eventually won that match and progressed to the quarterfinals, which he later lost. After the exit from Tokyo Olympics, this is what he had to say:

“I am always trying to do my best. I couldn’t play better than what…


Ethanol blending has improved from 1.5% in 2013 to about 8% in 2020.

Crude oil is not a renewable resource, but for the average Indian, it’s still the only fuel available to them.

It’s no secret that India’s over-reliance on fossil fuels leaves the country dangerously exposed to a wide range of supply disruptions. India is the world’s third-largest crude oil importer and imports more than 80% of its oil requirements.

Moreover, much of carbon emissions are coming from fossil fuel production and distribution.

Considering the many harmful impacts of burning fuel, Indian policymakers are making a concerted effort to promote more eco-friendly alternative fuels like biodiesel and ethanol.

India’s progress in Biofuels…


How the Tokyo Olympics is taking care of the environment

In 2019, the Olympic organizing committee decided to move marathon and race events from Tokyo to Sapporo, this was done to mitigate the impact of the rising temperatures on athlete’s performance. Sapporo is 830 kilometers away from Japan’s capital and is expected to have temperatures a few degrees lower than Tokyo.

Not just the marathon event, additional Tokyo Olympic events have also been scheduled for earlier in the day or later in the afternoon to avoid the heat of the city.

Many of the Olympic sports events are held in outdoor surroundings — rowing, sailing, surfing, beach volleyball, mountain biking…


List of sustainable fabrics for an environment-friendly lifestyle.

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Have you ever looked at your wardrobe and wondered where do these clothes come from, how are they made, where will they go once the use is over?

Piles of clothes lie on our shelves, many of them will not even get worn more than a few times. Either we get bored with them, the size doesn’t fit, or we’re continuously waiting for a special occasion.

What’s the fuss, you might ask?

It’s my money, my wardrobe, my clothes. True, but the fact remains that clothes and apparel are one of the biggest polluters in the world.

The biggest reason


If the land of the Taj Mahal were to be a country, it will be 5th in the world, and Forest cover is important for such a big state.

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India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh has claimed that between 2017 to 2021, the government along with citizens have planted 100 crores (1 billion) trees in the state.

The current state government which was formed in 2017 has been planting more trees with every passing year. According to the state government, 650 million (65 cr) saplings were planted from 2017 to 2020, and another 300 million (30 cr) saplings are being planted in 2021.

The intensive tree plantation drives in the last 5 years are done jointly by the Forest Department and various other state departments.

The tree plantation campaigns…


The importance of Bees in our biodiversity is just phenomenal.

Almonds, Melons, Raspberries, Strawberries, Mustard, Lettuce, Cucumber, Onion….and many more

If you like eating your fruits and vegetables, you have one species to thank — Bees

Apart from the farmers who help cultivate the crops, there are thousands of bees that labouriously work together to bring food to our plates. In fact, one-third of the food we eat depends on bees and pollination activity, whereby Bees transfer the grains of pollen between the male and female parts of the flowers.

Hence, when we think of bees, it is not only the Honey that they give, they are responsible for most…


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In 2017, India became the largest manufacturer of two-wheelers in the world overtaking China. Three Indian two-wheeler companies-Hero Motors, Bajaj Auto, and TVS Motors — began their rule in the world motorcycle market.

Bajaj Auto is not only India’s biggest exporter of two-wheelers but is one of the most valuable two-wheeler companies. In January 2021, the Pune-based company became the first two-wheeler company in the world to cross a market capitalization of Rs 1 lakh crore. (~$7.5 bn)

Many factors make India such a dominating force in the two-wheeler space — large domestic market, extensive focus on R&D, international partnerships…


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“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”

This famous quote is attributed to Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company. Whether he actually said it or not is debatable, but one thing is certain: this quote alludes to cars and must have been said during the late 1890s or early part of the 20th century when cars made their first appearance in the world.

The people forget that much before cars emerged on the scene, trams were efficiently transporting people faster than horses.

History of Trams

Trams, often called streetcar or trolleys, are a…

Varun P

Founder of Change Started http://changestarted.com — Sustainability & Environment. Interests in — Digital Technologies I Consulting I FinTech I Sports I Travel.

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