A student group at a California university recently adopted the slogan, “My Waste, My Responsibility.” I have not been able to contact these students about what their slogan means, but I suspect they are promoting waste reduction and the idea that “responsible” people create as little waste as possible.
But what if their slogan is applied to recycling and disposal? Recycling is simple. No doubt they want “responsible” people to recycle as much garbage as possible through drop-off or buyback centers, and curbside recycling.
Disposal is trickier. I don’t think the students want people to “responsibly” dispose of their garbage in a hole or incinerator in their own backyard.
What do you do to the waste you produce?
Don’t you think its our responsibility to manage the waste we produce?
I feel that its my responsbility to manage the waste that i produce. Not all waste are indeed waste. Some waste may turnout to be useful if we use them wisely. The environment will be much cleaner if we manage the waste we produce. So, I have launched a new campaign
“My Waste My Responsibility”.
During this campaign, we will take the responsibility to manage the waste we produce rather creating a pollution out of it. I will also be sharing the ways to manage the waste on social media, my community, school and among my friend circle. There are many ways we can manage our waste and keep our environement clean.
At first, we need to identify the waste we produce, wether they are decomposable or non decomposable. We must try to reuse and rwcycle the non decomposable waste like plastic bottles, wrappers, ets. There are many ways to recycle these non decomposable waste. There are even organization which collect these waste and turn them into new useful things. Besure to classify the waste when you throw it too. Municipality or waste collector have classified the waste collected into Recycleable and non recycleable so that they can be managed according to their properties. So, we must be able to classify our waste before we manage or dispose them.
The decomposable waste can be turned into compost. There aren’t waste but nutrients for soil. Thus prepared compost from waste enriches the quality of soil and good for agricultural practices and we can use them in our home garden.
We mustn’t throw the waste where ever we like. We must ” Keep It In, Till We Find A Bin”.
We must follow the principle of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Waste must be classifed and disposed according to their proprties.
Our small acts of managing the waste we produce and proper disposal of waste we create a better and cleaner planet we desire to live in. Together we can bring a change.
“My waste is my responsibility”. Isn’t yours?
As a householder you are responsible for what happens to your waste, even if it has left your premises. There are various methods for disposing of your waste;
keep waste to a minimum by doing everything you reasonably can to prevent, reuse, recycle or recover waste (in that order)
Put it in the correct bin,
Take it to a Recycling Centre
Use the councils bulky waste collection service for larger items
Donate unwanted household items to charity
Leave it outside of your house for scrap metal collectors – this is illegal and classed as flytipping
Leave it on the street or by a litter bin – this is classed as flytipping
Leave it on the floor of a bin store area (rubbish collectors don’t take this away) – this is classed as flytipping.
Household Duty of Care
Alternatively, you may decide to employ an individual or a company to take your waste away from your property. Always remember that you have what the legislation calls a ‘duty of care’. Duty of care means that you must take reasonable steps to ensure that people removing waste from your premises are authorised to do so.
Keep our country clean is not only the responsibility of our government but also it is the responsibility of each individual. Isn’t it ??
NO DUMPING – MY WASTE MY RESPONSIBILITY..