Earth, From Green to Grey.
It goes without saying that Environment problems is one of the most important issues that we face today. Someone once said “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children”. As the words it’s our duty to conserve the environment and pass it down. These days many organization’s and institution is working on the environment issues. We are discussing “my waste my responsibility. “
“There is no such things as ‘away’. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.” These are the words of Annie Lenard. Many developed country has perfect waste managing system, but developing countries like India is still struggling with managing waste. Urban India annually generates 62 million tonnes waste and it’s predicted that this will reach 165 million tonnes in 2030. In India 43 million tonnes of municipal solid waste is collected annually, only 11.9 million waste is treated which reaming 31 million is dumped in landfill. There are not enough public bins in India, some of that local places didn’t have bin system too in this case waste ends up all over the streets. Many Indian citizen recklessly litter the streets. It’s not easy to bring a quick cultural change. Over 75% of the waste we generated is recyclable, but we only recycle just 30 %. It’s time for the nation to wake up and start taking waste management seriously because if we ignore any further it will cause big troubles in future.
Bengaluru, known as the “garden city”, is often considered to be tech hub of India. It’s now finding itself with vast amount of garbage scattered throughout. As India become more economically prosperous country, its citizens began produce more and more trash, but few updates where made to the trash management infrastructure.
According to the experts the size of the landfills is constantly increasing and that is becoming a major concern. Comparing to the composition of waste in western countries, the majority of Indian waste is organic which means that there is a tremendous opportunity to composite, but to make it possible Indians need to adopt the practice of segregating waste at its source, brining quick changes in people’s behavior is not easy and something needs to be done urgently .Things can be even faster if Indians can adopt the practice of segregating waste at their homes, stop dumping mixed waste and stop littering.
So, can Indian streets become clean? The answer is yes, India need to put lot of effort and time to create an effective waste management infrastructure. One way is to adopt a new system of composting biodegradable waste. Informal recycling by waste pickers can be made more organized by training and educating them. By ensuring maximum extraction of resources from waste, turning waste to energy by waste energy projects and properly managing landfills. India can make its street clean. A clean India will able to earn more by attracting more tourist and save more by public health care. Moreover, new job opportunities will be created and people would start looking waste as an opportunity to wealth. This can boost our country’s overall development.
In my opinion Indian government need to take this issue more seriously and put more effort to waste management, need to conduct a perfect study based on India and waste management , and need to spend more money and people to the issue, as we speaking the more late will result in more effort. Our country India is one of the most popular country in the world if it’s perfect from all aspect the credibility of our country will increase and result in nation growth. Proud to be an Indian