Bodhgaya, India is the place of the Buddha’s enlightenment and is an accredited UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tourism has had a huge impact on the region, but the most noticeable negative effect is pollution from plastic bags and packaging. Plastic waste is burned each evening, but this just relocates the pollution from the ground to the air.

The Sacred Earth Trust (SET) is a not-for-profit organisation based in Bodhgaya that focuses on education for sustainable development. Part of SET’s zero waste initiative is the development of a plastic recycling and collection unit, which provides the raw ...


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