Decentralised Waste Management Solutions in India

Decentralised Waste Management Solutions in India

Over the past few months, our team in India have been working hard on a number of projects designed to address pollution at its source. Our aim is to reduce eutrophication of waterways and coastal ecosystems, eliminate the burning of waste, and take the pressure off marine ecosystems through the creation of a locally-led decentralised waste management service.

Cleaning up Tingalpa Creek, an enormous undertaking!

Cleaning up Tingalpa Creek, an enormous undertaking!

Commencing in March of this year, our Redlands River Warriors team have been kicking goals by removing vast amounts of rubbish from the popular Tingalpa Creek in the Redland City region near Brisbane. Made up of a variety of passionate local volunteers, they’ve battled plagues of mosquitos, fought against strong tidal currents and waded through waste-deep mud to retrieve day-to-day rubbish items that should have simply been disposed of correctly, or better yet, not been purchased in the first place!

River Warriors Gold Coast - Phase II: Source-reduction and education programs.

River Warriors Gold Coast - Phase II: Source-reduction and education programs.

Phase II of our Gold Coast River Warriors initiative on Tallebudgera Creek is in full-swing! Find out more about our education, outreach, citizen science and public-facing engagement programs which are turning the tide on marine pollution across the waterway.

Our 2019 Global Ambassadors: Proactive change-making in India!

Our 2019 Global Ambassadors: Proactive change-making in India!

5 Ambassadors from 3 countries helped us implement a number of projects to address waste, reduce pollution and empower the community towards a brighter future as part of our Marine Conservation Masterplan. Read on to find out more!

Our Inaugural River Warriors Report Card Launch

Our Inaugural River Warriors Report Card Launch

7 months, 24 surveys, 19 volunteers, 429 volunteer hours and 40.2km travelled by kayak saw our team collect 22,925 items from the Tallebudgera Creek on the Gold Coast, weighing in at 1,539kg! Our report and findings were released at the Gold Coast Recreation Centre in February and we are excited to be launching Phase II to address marine debris in Tallebudgera Creek at it’s source, whilst working with a variety of stakeholders towards long-term behavioural change.

Happy Travels - creating a Happy Planet through Positive Change!

Happy Travels - creating a Happy Planet through Positive Change!

The team in India have been working on an exciting new project for the last few months. Collaborating with our local partner SISP’s social enterprises workshop (employing women and youth from below the poverty line), we have been creating alternatives to plastic products for our new major partner Happy Travels! Join us in celebrating the first-step in our new sustainable products journey through our biggest corporate partnership yet - the Happy Planet initiative!