Reusable bags are a lot cooler !

July 3rd - International bag free day,

Every year in Kerala about 4.3 billion (430 Crore) plastic bags are ending up in the waste stream. On an average a household in Kerala consumes about 560 plastic carry bags a year.

DID you know? ON AVERAGE, PLASTIC BAGS ARE USED JUST FOR 25 MINUTES!

  1. IT TAKES BETWEEN 100-500 YEARS FOR A PLASTIC BAG TO DISINTEGRATE (DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF PLASTIC)
  2. 1 MILLION PLASTIC BAGS ARE IN USE AROUND THE WORLD/ 1 MINUTE
  3. THE AVERAGE EUROPEAN USES ABOUT 500 PLASTIC BAGS/YEAR EUROPEANS OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORT A BAN ON SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS.
  4. 80% OF MARINE LITTER IS PLASTIC
  5. 3.4 MILLION TONES OF PLASTIC CARRIER BAGS ARE PRODUCED IN THE UE EACH YEAR. THIS CORRESPONDS TO THE WEIGHT OF MORE THAN TWO MILLION CARS!

Know more about single use plastic bags in http://www.plasticbagfreeday.org


Exciting career opportunity for a dynamic person - Assistant Director and Head - Organic Bazaar

Apply now for the post of Assistant Director and Head - Organic Bazaar

Holiday

Thanal, Organic Bazaar, Zero Waste Centre will remain closed on Tuesday, 11th February for a Special Staff Meeting. Inconvenience regretted.

Dr. G. Nammalvar passes away

Dr. G. Nammalvar, a great agriculture scientist, philosopher and a simple farmer passes away today (30 December 2013) at Pattukkottai, Tamilnadu.

Zero Waste Thenmala Ecotourism

Thenmala Ecotourism Promotion Society launches Zero Waste programme with the Technical support of Thanal

10th Anniversary of Organic Bazaar and Organic Mela

10th anniversary of Organic Bazaar and Organic Mela to be organised at YMCA Statue on 6-9th November 2013 from 10am -7.30pm.The mela will showcase traditional rice varieties, Grocery and vegetables .

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Organic Rice Mela

YMCA Hall, Thiruvananthapuram
Organic Rice Mela Organic Rice Mela - an Exhibition cum Sales by Organic Bazaar

Talk on Challenges on Resource Management

V.T.M.N.S.S. College, Dhanuvachapuram, Thiruvananthapuram
Environment Day Celebration at V.T.M.N.S.S. College, Dhanuvachapuram, Thiruvananthapuram

Organic Mela

YMCA Hall, Statue
An exhibition and sale of various types of Organic food products,Vegetables, Millets, and other grains, grocery, home and body care products etc.

Magic with Millets

YMCA Hall, Statue
“Magic with Millets”, an evening discourse and tasting session on Food, Nutrition and the Importance of diverse kinds of Millets in our daily diet.

Thanal pavilion at Sasthra Jalakam - National Science Exhibition

Chandragiri Auditorium, Kalpetta, Wayanad
Thanal and Save our Rice Campaign is participating at 26th Session of Kerala Science Congress, Sasthra Jalakam - National Science Exhibition 2014 at Chandragiri Auditorium Kalpatta Wayanad.


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