Entries by Mashal Mush

Op-ed: The Problem With Our Restaurants

A mediocre meal with disposable cutlery at a casual Mexican eatery in Karachi made me realise how immensely unsustainable the Pakistani food & beverage industry is, so I decided to dig into the reasons why restaurants operate the way they do and the consequences it holds for our city. Here, 16 million people find themselves […]

Sea Intrusion Brings Devastation In Thatta

According to officials, Pakistan loses more than $4 billion annually over climate change disasters such as sea erosion, dry spells and extreme weather patterns. “As the world continues to debate whether climate change is real or not, those most affected by it are struggling to deal with the very real consequences. With the rise in […]

The Climate Conversation: World Economic Forum, Davos

The theme at the 50th World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland this week, which brings 3,000 participants from around the world, was “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World.” The World Economic Forum was founded in 1971 and engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and […]

Environmental Awareness Through Visual Art

Sometimes, conveying the climate change crisis that we face today requires more than just facts and numbers. At this point we’re all aware of the issue, but we lack the incentive or motivation to do something about it unless we feel emotionally connected to it. Art, no matter which form, has the potential to bring […]

Deadly Wildfires In Australia

While we happily welcomed the New Year in Pakistan, places around the world, like Australia, witnessed a rough start to 2020 with deadly wildfires. The southern hemisphere, where Australia is located, experiences summer while the rest of us are in winter, and vice versa, making it highly susceptible to wildfires due to hot, dry weather during […]

The True Cost of Fashion

Did you know that the fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world, alongside oil and chemicals? From obtaining raw materials, manufacturing textiles, garment production, shipping and retail, to use and disposal – fashion has a huge carbon footprint and several ethical implications. To make matters worse, apparel consumption is projected […]

Awareness Week With GarbageCAN

When it comes to the environment and sustainability, awareness is key – this means acquiring the knowledge of a situation or fact. Awareness can come through education, but in a country like Pakistan that has the lowest literacy rates in the world, many people (especially women) don’t have access to it. But, it can also […]

The Environmental Impact Of Food Deliveries

We all love food, and we all love convenience. The rise of food delivery apps such as Foodpanda, Deliveroo, UberEats, Eat Mubarak and more have made it beyond easy for us to eat whatever we want, whenever we want. With a rise in disposable incomes and more women entering the workforce; giving them less time […]