I am referring to city Bangalore in the country India. We have a big problem of waste management. Now by law we have to seggregate waste at source. The kitchen waste would be used to make compost. The dry waste like plastic, paper, bottles etc. will be suitably recycled. The hazardous waste will be handled separately. Earlier everyone used to mix all the waste e-waste, kitchen waste, broken glasss everything in a single platic cover and the whole city's grabage packed like this was getting dumped in village lands. The poor guys had to face all the diseases and other problems. They have spoken up now and the municipal authorities are now forcing residents to seggregate the waste at source.
We did it in our appartment buildings but still the cotractors who are supposed to lift up the seggregated waste are not cooperating. I guess we got to rent our own trucks and set the system in place.
What country / state are you referring to in your post, SP?
It is definitely a good idea to separate waste. Waste continues to be a big issue in the world. We are recycling a lot now compared to before, but there is still a significant amount of waste that is generated.
Solid waste mangement is becoming one of the priorities now. The citizens are by law forced to keep the wet waste and dry waste separately. The wet waste is absolute kitchen waste. And the dry waste is the paper, plastic, bottle, cans, toys etc. People were earlier mixing everything together and throwing in the plastic cover. Imagine the grabage dumps it used to create. The garbage was then dumped outside Banglore city and it was a hell for poor people who were living there. I attented the waste management session and spread awareness among 160 households in our appartment complex. After October 1st it would be mandatory to seggregate the waste at source and banaglore municipal authorities will collect only wet waste (abosolutely no plastics/papers). The dry waste would be collected once in a week. Once seggregated at source these waste would be acted upon through different processes to recycle or decompose. The big appartment buildings are also being talked to so that they can decompose the kitchen waste themselves in their own premises.
Its a good initiative by the municipal authorities. Atleast if we can not do enough to save the environment, we can definitely do our bit to protect it from getting worse.
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