Welcome to the second of my two-part series on waste management in India. If you missed the first part on challenges, I suggest giving that a quick read here before you read this week’s story. This article originally appeared in our Circularity Weekly newsletter. Subscribe to the newsletter here.
I’ve had trouble describing my recent trip to Southern India in simple terms. Our inability to live within the limits of what our planet can provide and absorb was on full display the first two days of the trip. What we saw was an indictment on the human race. Within the first 24 hours, one member of our group was even wise enough to encourage us to keep our conversations between each other positive so as not to spiral into depression.
Frankly, I didn’t have the imagination after those first two days to see how the situation could be improved. Fortunately for me, and for all of us, there are people who do have the imagination to make a difference.