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India: Garbage Crisis could Grip One of Goa’s Most Popular Beach

Villagers living in the vicinity of the garbage treatment plant in Saligao, near Calangute, have been protesting

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The city authorities would block transportation of wet garbage generated in the jurisdiction of the Calangute village panchayat because village residents. Pixabay

A garbage crisis could grip one of Goa’s most popular beach at Calangute — called the queen of beaches — after the Corporation of the City of Panaji, which oversees civic needs of the state capital on Monday refused to treat wet garbage in the beach village at a facility it operates near Panaji.

Addressing a press conference on Monday, Panaji Mayor Uday Madkaikar said the city authorities would block transportation of wet garbage generated in the jurisdiction of the Calangute village panchayat because village residents on Sunday had blocked garbage trucks of the city corporation from passing through, en route a high-tech garbage processing facility near Calangute.

“From tomorrow onwards, the Corporation will not allow 60 trucks carrying wet garbage generated in Calangute to be processed at our facility near Panaji. We were forced to take this decision after our trucks which were carrying garbage to the treatment plant near Calangute were stopped on Sunday,” Madkaikar said.

Villagers living in the vicinity of the garbage treatment plant in Saligao, near Calangute, have been protesting for several weeks after a foul smell started emanating from the facility and have blamed the government for overburdening the plant.

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A garbage crisis could grip one of Goa’s most popular beach at Calangute — called the queen of beaches. Pixabay

The decision of Panaji civic authority to ban wet garbage waste generated in Calangute to be processed in the Panaji plant, could have an impact on the tourism prospects of the Calangute beach village which is not only home to popular beaches, but also has several top nightclubs and dozens of resorts and hotels.

The stretch is frequented by hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.

Goa’s inability to manage garbage especially in the coastal areas, which often sees heaps of filth lining its roads and fields, has also been an area of concern to tourism industry stakeholders, who have pleaded with the state government to resolve the issue.

Earlier this month, state government had to fly in experts from Mumbai, after a garbage dump near South Goa’s Margao town caught fire.

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The garbage crisis has also prompted a BJP MLA and deputy speaker in the state legislative assembly Michael Lobo, to request the Chief Minister to create a ministry for garbage to tackle the menace on a priority basis. The state generates nearly 200 tons of garbage every day. (IANS)

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How to Pack your Skincare for Travel

Follow these tips to pack your skincare essentials while travelling

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Don’t sacrifice your skincare when you travel. Pixabay.

Don’t sacrifice your skincare when you travel long days on germ-ridden planes, clogging your pores, and drying out your skin that’s when you need it most! Instead, make a few handy swaps to ensure you’re bringing along your trusted travel skincare and avoiding any possible spills. Whether you’re off to relax on the best beaches of the world, or you’re off on an adventure to harvest your own black pearls, packing your skincare for travel can be as painless as possible. To make your beauty routine easy to travel with, we’ve gathered the best tips below. 

Pre-Soak Pads

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Make a few handy swaps to ensure you’re bringing along your trusted travel skincare and avoiding any possible spills.

There’s no better feeling than coming back from a long day of travel and doing a total cleanse with toner or micellar water, but those bulky bottles aren’t exactly travel-friendly. Instead, take cotton pads and a small container and pre-soak your pads with any toners and cleansers from your skincare routine. If you can’t find a small container suitable for this, you can also use a Ziploc bag. This will keep them from drying out and is perfect for travel.

Use Contact Cases

Utilize contact cases to put small amounts of moisturizers and eye creams. Don’t risk getting your skincare products tossed by TSA with oversized products. This allows you to bring along smaller amounts of creams in fewer bottles and is best for products you only need a dot or two of. Save this trick for eye creams and ultra-rich moisturizers but skip for anything that is applied liberally.

Swap Out for Balm Cleansers

Instead of packing your oil cleaners in a pump bottle that is begging for a spill, instead, swap out for a solid balm cleanser. Pick a balm cleanser that’s below TSA regulation size for carry-ons to ensure no issues. You will guarantee no messy spills in your luggage and they are extremely easy to use. Rub the balmy texture between your fingers until you work it into an oil and use it as a normal face wash from there. The oily texture will break down any makeup and clear your pores.

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Utilize contact cases to put small amounts of moisturizers and eye creams. Don’t risk getting your skincare products tossed by TSA with oversized products. Pixabay

Utilize Eye Droppers

To pack small amounts of facials oils without the messy bottles, use spill-proof plastic eye dropper bottles to travel with instead. You can find these dropper bottles easily at organizing stores or online. Choose oils and serums that pack a punch to rescue skin after a long haul flight. Gemstone inspired skincare can seriously revive dull skin after a day of travel.

Mix and Match

To save time and space for skincare, mix some of your favorite serums and creams into your moisturizer to give your skin an extra boost. This also allows you to lighten the load traveling with fewer bottles. Consider similar consistencies when you’re mixing and matching. For example, try mixing sunscreen and moisturizers. SPF should be integrated into your skincare routine whether you’re spending your vacation on the beaches of Tahiti or in the mountains skiing. 

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You don’t have to sacrifice your skincare routine when it comes to your travel plans. Instead, a few swaps here and there can save time and avoid messy spills while still having a solid routine. Skincare while traveling has never been easier!