Trash, Trash…it is everywhere!


February 2, 2011

6 thoughts on “Trash, Trash…it is everywhere!

  1. Dear Najmeer,

    Thanks a lot for the posting about Kerala Trash. I was in Kerala during November, December 2010 and have documented the problem from Nilambur to Kovalam. My findings can be seen on

    The dirtiest places I saw are Thiruvananthapuram – Kovalam (airport road), Vazhakala, Ekm, Kalamassery, Ekm, Kakkanad, Ekm, Elamkulam, Ekm.

    I have a plan and some more ideas which you can see on

    I am looking for partners in Kerala and other places to come up with a concrete plan to clean up the trash in Kerala and keep Kerala Beautiful.

    Please email me or call me at 516 655 4317

    I live in San Jose, California

  2. Dear Tom,

    Thank you for your response to my recent posting on Kerala trash.
    Checked out your website, and glad to see that you are well on your way to formalizing a trash clean up program.
    I might add that changing the current mindset of Indians who wants the fruits of prosperity and yet live the raja style without getting their hands dirty is a serious challenge. Introduction of the concepts to respect the environment, volunteerism and charity are important to youngsters starting in kindergarden in their schools.

    Have you seen the Cochin Square posting on Waste Management from Oct 7,2010 with reference to a joint venture by a group of NRI’s under ‘Loro Marketing and Trading Pvt Ltd’ with an Irish based ‘Wilson Technology’ to bring some form of waste managment program to Kochi.You may want to contact them to see if there can be joint interest in these efforts.

    I am in Kochi few months of the year and resides primarily in Maryland where I am a practising physician in Family Medicine and Urgent Care. Cochin Square has given me a platform to raise awareness to the Kochiites of the need to seriously change their ways of thinking and lifestyle!

    The previledged Indians are quick to grasp selective foreign concepts if it suits their existing lifestyle without thinking about the long term consequences. I was worried back 12 years ago,when I saw plastics introduction to India without adequate infrastructure to dispose them…my relatives simply dismissed it as an american problem. Now I see abundance of large luxury vehicles on these inadequate roads creating enormous congestion and pollution…another example of the same. It will perhaps take cultural hybrids like us to make the difference…

    Keep me posted,

  3. Hello,
    I saw the picture for the plastic scrap accumulation. We can resolve this problem by treating the all types of plastic scrap and convert to fuel energy. I am planning to bring the a small project in kerala. For that I am waiting approval to get land and inviting investors who can invest in this project. This plant can eliminate whole plastic scarp from our god’s own country.
    For more details please contact to

  4. Glad to see so much interest amongst NRI’s to clean up trash for Kochi/Kerala. It would be great if the interested groups of NRIs could collaborate and also generate interest from local citizen Indians to seriously participate in this noble effort. Unless there is a sincere interest and effort from the locals who are the perpetrators of this tragic mess, the problem will not get resolved. The investors need to come from the local prosperous Keralites and there are plenty of them to be found.

  5. Am back in town. Very glad to hear that Kerala state has
    taken initiate to pass legislation to fine those who litter
    the streets, a fine of 5000Rs and a 2 year jail term if caught
    and reportable by police or by the public, starting 2012.
    It is unfortunate such stiff measures have to be enforced to
    bring back the beautiful kerala we all should be so lucky to
    enjoy and be an example to the rest of the nation.
    Happy and Healthy New year!

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