Municipal Solid Waste Management in Rural Areas

Uthiramerur is a panchayat town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Uthiramerur deals with the municipal solid waste management by doing source segregation and also maximizing utilization of municipal solid waste.

I visited this facility a month ago, which is quite impressive. Its set up in a prominent location where everyone will have a sneak peek at this facility. Upcycled decors and placed everywhere in an around the facility which will make the people to visit the facility.

Waste collection is done by two processes. They are primary and secondary processes. The primary process includes the door to door collection and the secondary collection is the collection boxes in the corner of each street.

Detailed information about the effective municipal solid waste management followed at Uthiramerur can be found here:


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Upcycle Plastic Waste Water Bottle Shed

“My Upcycling Workshop at Kotturpuram Tree Park, Chennai.” Mass production of plastic began only a few decades ago and now we can’t think of a world without plastics. Chennai, India is no stranger to this where I happened to conduct a workshop on reusing plastic waste water bottles. 

We collected over 700 waste water bottles from a big hotel in Chennai who were glad to reuse their waste plastic water bottles. If wastewater bottles collected from one hotel could contribute to a shed, imagine the number of water bottles we could be collecting from a whole day in various restaurants and hotels in a city.

For more information about the upcycling workshop:

Easy 1 Minute DIY – Ear rings from Keyboard ewaste

By generating an astounding 1.85 million tonnes of ewaste annually, India has become the fifth biggest ewaste producing country in the world. When electronics end up in landfills, toxics like lead, mercury, and cadmium enter into the soil and water. The ewaste problem is huge all over the world, more than 20 million tons of ewaste are produced every year.

We as an individual can reduce our carbon footprint by not throwing e-waste into the landfills. We can search for the recycling provider around our locality and give it to them or we can start reusing them in creative ways.

This Easy 1 Minute DIY video will show you how to make ear rings from waste keyboard buttons. Kindly Subscribe to my YouTube channel for future updates.



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Easy 2 Minutes DIY – Upcycled Plastic Ear ring from waste plastic water bottle

Easy do it yourself steps to make ear rings from waste plastic water bottles. It only takes 2 minutes and less materials to get the final product.
Materials needed: waste plastic water bottle, candle, scissors,pen,jewelry hooks and nail polish.

Watch my video on how to do it. Do not forget to subscribe to my channel to get instant updates.

DIY – Ear rings from Plastic water bottle waste, Do it Yourself

Plastic waste is a major problem everywhere in the world. We as an individual throw away quite a number of plastic bottles. How about reusing them in a way we would love to. Ladies lets make jewelries out of them. I have made a simple DIY Ear ring from plastic water bottle. All you need is a water bottle, scissor, nail polish, candle,ear ring hooks and some energy. Hope you like my DIY idea.

Watch my below video for DIY steps.

Eco-friendly cards

Eco-friendly consultants are sure to turn green with envy when they see Andrea Romani’s brilliant Ecological Business Card design. The concept consists of a simple stamp that can be used to print contact information upon virtually any recycled material. The clever concept is economical and not only cuts down on manufacturing costs and energy waste, but also re-uses materials that are already on the road to being tossed away




Employee Engagement: Sustainability Strategy


For example, Sony Electronics has launched a green workplace certification and recently added it to its overall Road to Zero environmental goal. The certification encourages employees to take steps ranging from eliminating their in-office trashcan to turning on the energy-saving settings on their computer. Based on steps they complete, they earn one of four badges: seed, leaf, tree and forest, and can earn “Sony Bucks” along the way.

☛ In the pilot phase of the program, the company says it made an average saving per participant of $85, with less than a $20 investment, making that a four times return on investment in year one. At scale, the program could lead to approximately $300,000 in savings among office employees just in direct, measurable resource costs. Eric Johnson, who runs the program for Sony Electronics, stated: “small behavior changes add up to big savings, especially when multiplied across a large organization. Building a story about why each action is important and packaging it in a way that is approachable, scalable and most of all fun encourages people to ‘own’ the actions they choose to take on”.


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