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restaurants, sustainable, waste, management, plastic waste, ecofriendly

Op-ed: The Problem With Our Restaurants

A mediocre meal with disposable cutlery at a casual Mexican eatery in Karachi made me realise how immensely unsustainable the Pakistani food & beverage industry is, so I decided to dig into the reasons why restaurants operate the way they…
garbage can, sustainable waste management, climate change, environment

Sea Intrusion Brings Devastation In Thatta

According to officials, Pakistan loses more than $4 billion annually over climate change disasters such as sea erosion, dry spells and extreme weather patterns. “As the world continues to debate whether climate change is real or not,…
world economic forum, davos, switzerland, 2020, climate change, sustainability, stakeholders

The Climate Conversation: World Economic Forum, Davos

The theme at the 50th World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland this week, which brings 3,000 participants from around the world, was “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World.” The World Economic Forum was founded in 1971…

An Exclusive Interview With Arieb Azhar: The In Tune Environmentalist

This week, we had the opportunity to interview Arieb Azhar, a well-established musician in Pakistan and now Director at popular community space, T2F (The Second Floor). Having lived in Croatia for 13 years, Arieb is a melting pot of musical…

Deadly Wildfires In Australia

"A wildfire in Tasmania" (Picture: Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Services, via Reuters). While we happily welcomed the New Year in Pakistan, places around the world, like Australia, witnessed a rough start to 2020 with deadly…

Awareness Week With GarbageCAN

When it comes to the environment and sustainability, awareness is key - this means acquiring the knowledge of a situation or fact. Awareness can come through education, but in a country like Pakistan that has the lowest literacy rates in the…

Journeying Into Zero-Waste

A Guide For Beginners Whether you’re a complete stranger to the idea of zero-waste or have attempted at implementing some methods yourself - there’s plenty to learn. Zero-waste is a way of living that encourage us to minimise the amount…
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Mukalama - A Dialogue on Eco-Islam

‘Do not cut a tree that provides shade in a desert’. ‘Cleanliness is half of faith’. ‘Even if a dog dies thirsty at the banks of Euphrates it is my responsibility’. All of the above are quotes found in Islamic history. These quotes…