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Nupur Maskara

A graduate in English Literature from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, India, Nupur also has an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University. Nupur is currently trying to be as savvy a cook as she is with a book. She likes watching plays and sunsets. Nupur first lived in Kolkata and then for a decade in Delhi, still her favorite city.

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Can compost islands save New York?

Can compost islands save New York?

| March 12, 2014

Present Architecture has a bold proposal that could change the face of New York City. Their project, called the Green Loop, aims to create giant compost islands off of each borough to process the city’s waste. Rather than being eyesores, these islands will actually be soothing to the eye and will include 125 acres of […]

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California passes mattress recycling bill

California passes mattress recycling bill

| July 31, 2013

California’s wide-ranging list of recyclables is getting more comprehensive with the introduction of mattresses. In May, the California State Senate passed a bill that will contribute to the Used Mattress Recovery and Recycling Act. Since then, it has undergone amendments on its way to making a big difference in mattress recycling. The bill authorizes a […]

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4 energy-efficient cooling options for summer

4 energy-efficient cooling options for summer

| July 26, 2013

Summer’s here, and high power bills will only make you feel the heat more. Worry not. Energy-efficient cooling is just a few steps away with these tips that will leave you wondering, ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ Air conditioners ahoy Think of your house as an envelope. You need to seal cracks and crevices […]

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Extended producer responsibility may increase recycling rates

Extended producer responsibility may increase recycling rates

| July 19, 2013

So far, the government has taken the lead in encouraging consumers to recycle, with initiatives like curbside recycling, drop-off centers, and refund programs. However, experts believe extended producer responsibility could significantly increase the percentage of recycling in the United States. Following this strategy, corporate America (and not the government) will be responsible for recycling post-consumer waste. Packaging […]

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