Every year, India generates almost 62 million tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW), roughly half of which is organic. This organic waste, when decomposed, produces methane when disposed off irresponsibly. Rather than emitting this toxic gas directly into the air, it can be used in biogas production to help curb pollution, improve livelihoods and enhance the quality of life. Many industrial sectors treat their wastewater with the help of biological processes. The anaerobic process produces biogas that can run the operations at the treatment plant. This helps in saving costs on electricity and fossil fuels.
Phytoplankton is an essential constituent of the marine food chain and comprises 40% of the total fixed global primary productivity. Out of 5,000 species of marine phytoplankton in the world, 7% are responsible for algal blooms, including diatoms, dinoflagellates, raphidophytes, prymnesiophytes and silicoflagellates. Out of 7% algal bloom, 2% of phytoplankton species are toxic, and dinoflagellates contribute 75%. The occurrence of blooms is spontaneous; their growth and persistence are a combination of physical, chemical and biological factors interacting in unpredictable ways.
As a business owner who wants to keep their company growing stronger and their workforce operating at maximum productivity, you don’t just need your staff to be well-trained, but healthy too. One of the essential things you must do to ensure employees’ well-being and safety is to keep the workplace clean. If you see your employees take sick leaves very often, it’s a warning sign that they are uncomfortable with the office environment, and that you need to fix it immediately.
Every converted urinal saves approximately 100,000 litres of water annually, saving important resources and reducing carbon footprint. All it takes is a mindset shift, the right resources or solutions and sufficient training to adopt waterless urinals and make them more commonplace, thereby ensuring an environment-friendly, clean and hygienic bathroom for everyone!
In recent years, the modern agriculture system is facing the dual challenge of meeting food security goals due to the growing world population and the increasing demand for sustainable processes. More precisely, on one hand, it is expected to use efficient agricultural solutions that can boost productivity, which in turn, can meet the growing food demand. On the other hand, agriculture should be eco-friendly and follow farming practices that protect human health and the environment.
To accommodate growing food demand due to the ever-increasing population worldwide, agricultural systems have adopted various unsustainable practices to obtain higher yields. It includes the extensive use of chemicals. As a result, multiple global issues have emerged such as climate change, soil degradation, soil erosion, water and soil pollution and loss of biodiversity. Organic farming has emerged as a great alternative that can help in meeting sustainable agriculture and food security goals.
Removal of excess crop material is an integral part of the agricultural system worldwide as it is essential to prepare the soil for new seeds and enables better weed and pest control. In India, rice harvesting is about to begin in different regions such as Punjab and Haryana, and farmers are engaged in managing the rice straw or stubble.
Every year, farmers generally choose the stubble burning method to clear the crop residue as it is less expensive and less labour-intensive, eventually leading to rising air pollution levels in the region. However, better agro-waste management and sustainable farming practices can help in overcoming this challenge.
A conventional septic tank system performs the important function of holding and treating raw wastewater. Millions of living microorganisms, naturally present in the septic tank, play an important role in the decomposition of organic solid waste. After being acted upon by microbes, the effluent is dispersed into a soil leaching field to be treated further. Finally, the treated effluent is released into the environment. However, extensive usage of chemicals at home can affect the natural enzymes in the septic tank
Everyday household cleaners generally lack the strength to remove grease mixed with hard dirt deposits and tough stains from different rough surfaces. Take, for instance, a commercial kitchen. Grease builds up everywhere, from your kitchen cabinets, containers to cooking platforms and counter tops. The spills on the floor can make it difficult as well.
A septic tank system is like a small-scale wastewater treatment plant that handles household solid and liquid waste flushed down the toilet and washroom. Bacteria play the all-important function of degrading organic solid waste in the tank. Thus, the right balance of healthy bacteria is essential for maximum system efficiency.
However, extensive use of various household chemicals disturbs the microbe ecosystem, leading to sludge-build up. Moreover, you run the risk of septic tank malfunction and associated issues such as solid waste accumulation, clogged pipes, bad odour and even groundwater contamination. It is, therefore, necessary to increase and maintain the safe and good bacterial population in the septic system. Adding bacteria to the septic tank can help achieve this objective.