City grooves to a song dedicated to reduce plastic pollution

Wednesday evening saw the launch of the #BeatPlasticPollution song, ideated by Asif Bhamla, composed by Shaan with lyrics by Swanand Kirkire, vocals by Shaan, Kanika Kapoor, Armaan Malik, Shankar Mahadevan, Shreya Ghoshal, Ayushmaan Khurana, Sonu Nigam among others and choreographed by Shiamak Davar. Besides Asif Bhamla, Meraj Husain, Saher Bhamla, Arbaaz Khan, Dia Mirza, Sanjay […]

There’s so much plastic in the ocean it just set a new record

Researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research took core samples from across the Arctic and found up to 12,000 pieces of microplastic particles per liter of sea ice–as many as three times higher than levels in previous studies. They found fragments of packaging, paints, nylon, polyester and the cellulose […]

McDonald’s tests new approach to overlooked environmental scourge: The plastic straw

McDonald’s will begin to replace plastic straws with paper straws in all U.K. locations starting in May. Activists say turning down straws is the best way for consumers to use less plastic. Plastic manufacturers are struggling to find eco-friendly alternatives. An environmental turning point is lurking in your drink. That’s the argument championed by activists […]