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Our planet is choking on plastic

According to the UNEP, 3.3 million tons of plastic waste is produced in Pakistan each year. 250 million tons of garbage consists of plastic bottles, pet bottles and food scraps…

Biodiversity financing

The Global Biodiversity Framework Fund has been established at the recently held Global Environmental Facility Assembly in Vancouver, Canada. The purpose of the fund is to support the implementation of…

A water-wise world

World Water Week 2023, an international conference, was held from August 20 to August 24 in Stockholm, Sweden and highlighted the importance of water on our planet, emphasizing the challenges…

The quest for immortality

The quest for immortality has been as timeless as it has been fruitless. First recorded over 4000 years ago on the Babylonian Tablets, it narrates the tale of King Gilgamesh…

The plastic pandemic

If plastic use were a country, it would be the fifth largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, just after China, the US, India and Russia. Plastic has become…

Beat plastic

World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5 to remind the world about the various dangers of environmental degradation faced by our planet. The day also tries to…

Textile industry: water management

Unsustainable industrial water consumption has become a massive environmental sustainability challenge. Discharge of untreated wastewater, lack of water-efficient technologies, and absence of recycling and reuse techniques are significant contributors to…