When it comes to responsibility , every single person has a view that they do it like no one else can do . Specially when responsibility of waste management is the point.
” My waste , my responsibility” its a mantra every one need to repeat in their mind every single day. When we talk about this we need to focus on No dumping, focus on not throwing the unsegregated , non recyclable and non biodegradable waste just in thought that they are only a burden of landfill. We need to remember that even burdening landfill is a spread of waste.
There are people around who do not even care about what and how much waste or material they are discarding.
Instead of thinking that it is the responsibility of government , running organisations for waste management and non profit organisations, it will be wise for us to give it a second thought and realise that it is the waste we are discarding, so it is our responsibility and the moment we give it a thought we will be more concerned towards it.
Waste management is surely a big deak , but it ia a great deal to avoid contamination especially when the waste is hazardous.Its a duty on large scale but atleast we can minimize households waste and adapt businesses which involves recycling old items and repair the broken items.
On our behalf , there can be a huge contribution we can give to this beautiful earth to which we are destroying because of our stupidity and ignorance. When we will realise thatour waste is our responsibility , we will stop using disposabls items, plastics, throwing cans and household wastes which results in a huge contribution to burden the landfills, atleast we can donate items which are no longer in use for us. We can contribute to clear the garbage around our localitt with the help of the waste managing organisations like one of which id Nagar palika.
I see in my locality that even hospitals which creates such a huge amount of hazardous waste which are actually infectious even they don’t focus on their waste management. They throw blooded cottons, clothes, used syringes etc in the space in the area of just twenty metres from our homes and school where small kids or children pass from every day. How contaminated atmosphere we are creating. They did not realise that this is the waste they are creating so it is their responsibility or hospitals managenent responaibility to manage it ,atleast they can demand dustbins from nagar palika . This is the least contribution we can do.These organisations are made to help us in waste management.
If we are not eager to live in a garbage, we need to understand for what dustbins are made and should start to use it in a most appropriate way.
If we don’t wanr to live in a garbage we should give a proper suitable place to it which is waste holding cans, dustbins and should take help of waste management organisations.
As a citizen of society, we have a resoonsibility to manage our waste which we have created to manage or discharge sustainably.
There is a rule of 5 R’s of waste management and it is the slogan to recycle or manage our wastes.
5R’s which is reduse, reuse, recycle , recover and residual management is the mantra we can adapt to take the waste management as ‘My waste, my responsibility ‘.
This slogan is not just an idea but a thought process to become responsible . A thought process to enhance the focus of youth towards waste management. And this idea does not mean that like past we need to dispose the garbage in a hole or incinerator in our own backyard. These options were legal in the past . Because of lack of information resulted this thought process into a major contribution to air pollution and later it was banned. So according to our law, it is not legal to dump the garbage in our backyards or to burden the land near around our locality.
But people do, we do thinking that how much it will impact ? It is just me who is doing or if everyone is doing why just i can not?
Even in diwali we see so much air pollution and the waste which came out , it is responsibility of no one. People will use crackers , enjoy and throw it. Now, when we are giving a major contribution in damaging air or environment , it is also our atleast in least thought a responsibility to remove the waste coming out of it or throw or dump it in appropriate way. We see crackers waste everywhere at roadside which are later collected by the cleaners but not dumped in appropriate way and it become tye food of roadside animals like cow , bull etc which kills them. When i talk about it to the persons around me i do not have to go far , recently i was talking about the people contributions towards pollution this diwali. A statement came out that ” What is the big deal , i have just cracked one, people are doing so much till whole night.”
So, see this is the mindset that people are doing so much cracking what it will cause if i will crack one cracker.
And i said , it is a deal , it is a great deal because you did not stop to contribute in that waste or pollution increment whether it was a solid or powder which came out of that crackers or the gas emitted in the atmosphere. You did not try to stop yourself and you did not try to stop any other. So , this mindset will cause this process in a group and leading on to a huge population who will do the same.
That is a deal where we need to understand that ” Responsibility” as long as it can protect public health , our health, our generation’s health and cost efficiency it’s the primary consideration and we need to remember that by all our heart.
On top of it , our population has grown twenty times over thousand year from around 0.3 billion to around 7.4 billion as of today. And if we are dumping at this rate then one day we will actually live in a garbage because it will become a blanket over our planet.
What matter is we can not live like this and we are not supposed to. We need to take a ‘STEP ‘ to ‘ CHANGE ‘. And a change can only tackle climate and thus protect us, our people, our generation and the upcoming one.
” My waste , My responsibility” is a change of mindset, continuous procedure in our daily routine and an example is set by kerala in this field adapting the initiation of ” GREEN PROTOCOL : A PROTOCOL FOR LIFESTYLE CHANGE”.
We need to do the same and we will not be able to do unless we take the responaibility of our waste. We need to take steps towards change by doing home composting and reuses.
Once our vision is clear and we will follow the guidelines if we have no idea how to even then we can lay down this obstacle towards the contaminated free atmosphere.
If we just know one thing to focus on ” DISPOSABLES” then we can start or contribute one step towards the waste manangement and that will be all and we will see the change.
By disposals, i meant disposable papers , plastics , plates, water bottles, disposable food packages etc. If we do not dump our kitchen vegetables waste outside and make compost out of it to reuse it for our plants that will be a step. If we do not throw food outside but make it reuse by animals roaming outside with empty belly that will be a step and the steps i have taken which i do on my part. There are too many ways we can contribute and if we will do this , one day it will be a great number resulting in a great achievement. And we will see that by living in a beautuful surrounding not by living in a garbage.
We can take initiative like making a mission for a disposal free ceremony, marriage , pooja etc. These steps are very small but will result in a great contribution.
This shift in the mindset and responsibility in us, in people will shift the process from ” MY WASTE : YOUR RESPONSIBILITY” towards the ” MY WASTE : MY RESPONSIBILITY”. And this step will bring the major changes leading to the decrement of pollution by proper waste management.