Nothing is Garbage if segregated. Once mixed, can’t be fixed
Its simple. With the below model, on a daily basis, just the Sanitary waste really needs to go out. You will have 3 other bins that take all the other trash.
- Organic food waste which is moist and can be easily composted. If you need convincing, read this.
- Dry waste like cardboard, bottles, cans, metal, glass which can be easily recycled.
- Special wastes like Electronics, Batteries, Medication that you store to specially give away for careful recycling
So why are we not already doing it if its so simple? Baffles us too! Regardless, its the Law and now you can be fined. Model citizens like Vani Murthy have been so successful in wards like Malleshwaram. We just haven’t followed them yet. Better late than never though. Pay special attention to knowing what each type of waste means. For example, really, all dry waste can be recycled. But if you gave it all to BBMP/rag pickers, they only have time for the “high value” items. That will leave 80% of that dry waste not recycled. Therefore its important to try and have the right agencies process your dry waste. Even better, this should tell you that the cost of recycling our waste is so high, we might be better off trying to avoid purchasing such stuff. After all there are so many other good reasons to not buy Kurkure in those shiny packets.
|Bin 1||Best Option||Alternative||Last Option|
|Sanitary Waste||No alternative needed||No alternative needed|
|E-Waste/Medical Waste/Bulbs||Hand over to good souls in the area stocking e-waste in their house for collection||Never throw it with the garbage|
|Dry Waste||No other possible alternatives|
|Debris||No alternative needed. Ensure it is not just being dumped outside||No alternative needed. Ensure it is not just being dumped outside|
|Rejects||No alternative needed||No alternative needed|
|Whitefield Special Tetrapacks||Alternative||Last option|
Store the segregated trash in pretty ways. It makes the whole family want to do it right.
- Wet Waste: Compost Bins
- Dry Waste:
- E Waste: In any bin with a special sticker
A good video on Waste Management : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikZ3l0JrN5k
Follow this man on Facebook. Especially good for Kids. https://www.facebook.com/ragpick
This document can tell you what to put where.