“My Waste, My Responsibility” is a key to achieve the dream of our Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi said, “Sanitization is more important than independence”. His dream was total sanitization for all living beings. Cleanliness is very crucial for the well-being of society and environment. Our honorable Prime Minister Modi has also initiated “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” to fulfil Gandhi’s dream.
It is the time to question ourselves, ‘Are we really a part of this mission?’ According to me, ‘No’, because people do not care about the consequences of waste disposal in an open area. There has to be a full stop to this kind of human behaviour.
Global warming, pollution due to vehicles, industries and chemical discharge in water bodies are some of the dominating problems, the world is facing. Solutions to these problems are also evolving, but garbage segregation and disposal is the only problem which requires more of human maturity and responsibility. We know that India has a large population and thus garbage produced from each house will lead to a huge dumping bin, therefore it is necessary that each and every citizen should try to resolve this problem.
The first prime initiative could be “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”. We should make these 3R’s as a part of our daily lives. Reduce the use of plastic materials or non-biodegradable substances; Reuse the jute bags or cotton cloth bags and finally Recycle the waste generated like scrap materials.
Proper segregation of waste is important hence Government has provided three different colored garbage bins. Green colored bin is used to dispose biodegradable wet wastes. Blue colored bin is used for segregating dry wastes like bottles and wrappers whereas black dustbin is used to dispose e-wastes like tube light and batteries. Government is doing their part of job and as a citizen we should also be as responsible as the Government for proper segregation and waste management.
Another helpful solution is, instead of throwing wet garbage, if we have some place, time and if we invest some efforts then we can produce the real wealth out of this waste, that is ‘Manure’. We just need to decompose the wet waste in a pit to get the manure. Using manure, we can grow chemical free vegetables and variety of plants in our backyard. Chemical pesticides are harmful not only for human health but even for herbivores animals therefore organic farming is a most preferable and safe method for growing fruits and vegetables. Some little efforts will be fruitful for ourselves and to our next generation too.
People visiting to explore nature’s beauty, often seems to throw the waste in that surrounding. We should think twice before doing this because unknowingly we are spoiling the beauty of that place. Even sometimes in order to eat food present in the plastic wrappers which are thrown by us, are swallowed by animals and causes suffocation or harmful health effects. Henceforth, let us not become a criminal by killing innocent animals and keep our environment clean.
It is our duty to keep our Earth clean and healthy so that our coming generations will not have any complaints. As it is correctly said, ‘You reap what you sow’. We want our country not only as a developed country but also to excel in every aspect, for that to happen garbage management and cleanliness is equally important and everyone should contribute responsibly to achieve this.