Articles by Mehndi Shivdasani

Mehndi Shivdasani who goes by Conscious Chokri on social media, is a digital creator who has co-founded हम Prithvi से and Zero Waste Mumbai, a community support group for low-waste enthusiasts.

In 2019, Mehndi and Pooja, as part of their low waste journey from the हम Prithvi से, a social enterprise, visited a doctor practising near the Deonar dumping ground in Govandi. While it was known that the lives of people living around the dumping ground are poor, what they heard was quite heartbreaking. The doctor had been practising there for over a decade. He mentioned that he observed a rise in cases related to air pollution in the past few years. The reason is the rising quantity of dumped waste around and the toxic fumes from the hazardous waste especially after being…

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