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Trashonomics: How a crow can teach school kids to reduce waste footprint

A new booklet in Bengaluru may get children to transform how India manages solid waste, just as they once shunned crackers

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Anjuli Bhargava New Delhi
If schoolchildren led the way with crackers, could they also lead the way with a better approach to solid waste management? That is the thought behind ‘Trashonomics’, an easy-to-read and illustrated booklet that explains, through the device of a crow — a bird which wastes nothing — how children can reduce their waste footprint.
Conceived by Bengaluru-based Archana Prasad Kashyap and Claire Rao, the idea is to guide and prod children into adopting good practices as a way of life that will last into adulthood.
They feel that, had such a book been around when they were growing

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First Published: Feb 23 2019 | 11:35 PM IST

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