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Segregate to ease Mother Earth’s burden

May 11th, 2016 by

For many of us managing household waste is to handover a bag of waste to the garbage collector or throwing it in the allotted area from where the corporation van would collect it and dump at the landfill sites adding to the existing burden.

Experts point out that 80% of household waste can either be reused or recycled.

Stop Dumping & Start Recycling

Segregation of waste becomes the 1st step but before that we should how it needs to be done. Our household waste consists of Dry and Wet waste. Wet waste is mostly generated in our kitchens like raw vegetable & fruit peels, egg shells, tea leaves, left overs etc.. Dry waste consists of paper, metal cans, glass bottles, plastic, tetra packs etc.. At times we would also have some hazardous things like electronic waste example CFL bulbs, tube lights, used batteries & mobile components. These hazardous things need to be handled separately so that they do not harm the environment and become life threatening.

In developing countries like India where the knowledge about waste disposal and recycling is poor, it is assumed that the onus of segregating the waste lies with the agencies which collect the waste. For effective disposal of waste, the process of segregating the dry and wet waste must start at our homes.

It is a known fact that most of the wet waste generated in our kitchens is ideal for composting and a very good manure for our gardens and potted plants. Composting can either be done in one corner of community gardens or we can also do it in compost bins within our homes.

how to compost home wastage

So according to the experts, we should have not one but 3 bins to segregate waste and manage it effectively. A little effort from our side in segregating the waste would go a long way in creating sustainable cities with healthy living beings.

Stop dumping and start segregation of waste & Recycling

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