Unexpected arrival for plane passengers as baby born in middle of flight

Good News Notes: “Flight attendants helped deliver the infant who ‘cried mid-air’ on Wednesday night’s IndiGo flight from Delhi to Bengaluru. In a statement, the airline confirmed the new arrival was a baby boy. The crew were praised for their ‘amazing team work’ and were assisted by a senior gynaecologist who was serendipitously on the…

Rare yellow turtle discovered in India

Good News Notes: “A farmer in eastern India has found a yellow turtle which experts say is the product of albinism. Basudev Mahapatra spotted the turtle while he was working in his fields in the village of Sujanpur, in Odisha’s Balasore district, and decided to bring it home, forest official Susanta Nanda told CNN on Tuesday. Mahapatra found…

India’s youth take on plastic pollution

Good News Notes: “Curiosity is what has motivated the young people to take part in the Tide Turners Plastic Challenge. They share Jane Goodall’s enthusiasm for learning about nature and how they can make the world a better place. Tide Turners educates young people about single-use plastics, encouraging them to alter their attitude towards plastic…

Danone aims 100% recyclable packaging in India by 2025

Good News Notes: “French dairy and nutrition major Danone on Thursday said it aims to achieve 100 per cent recyclable packaging in India by 2025 as part of its ‘One Planet. One Health’ frame of action. The company said the frame of action will further strengthen its capacity across the food supply chain and deliver…

Taming plastic waste with silica plastic blocks

 Good News Notes: “In a bid to curb plastic waste pollution, India-based company Rhino Machines has invented a way of using plastic to make construction blocks. The silica plastic blocks (SPBs) are strong enough to build a house and can be useful in reducing world pollution problems. As the company behind this new technology, Rhino Machines experimented…

Japan, UNEP deepen cooperation on plastic pollution and post-conflict recovery

Good News Notes: “Japan and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced a new cooperative effort to tackle plastic pollution across Asia and support post-conflict environmental recovery in Iraq and South Sudan. Japan will contribute US$6.9 million to four UNEP-led projects. The bulk of the funding will fund a second phase of the CounterMEASURE project,…

Toshiba Celebrates Sustainability with Recycling & Reforesting Efforts

Good News Notes: “Demonstrating its ongoing commitment to a more sustainable earth, Toshiba America Business Solutions announces its recycling of nearly 187 U.S. tons of e-waste – from spent toner consumables – and replanting of 37,083 trees in 2019.” “Since 2008, Toshiba has eliminated about 1,542 tons of e-waste from entering landfills via the company’s EcoSmart Toner…

There are two species of red panda, not just one

Good News Notes: “Scientists have discovered for the first time that there are two distinct species of red panda, not just one — and the find could have important ramifications for conservation efforts. The small mammals, which are already endangered, are native to China, Nepal, India, Bhutan and Myanmar. Although red pandas’ physical differences have…