Our environment is the source of natural beauty and it is necessary to keep our environment clean for maintaining physical and mental health. My waste, my responsibility, should be understood by every individual as garbage is a serious problem. Waste management starts from every individual, every home, it is the only way to preserve the beauty and purity of our environment for future generations. People should treat public places like their home. We are protecting ourselves from covid by wearing a mask, using sanitizer, in the same way, we should protect our mother earth by learning to manage garbage in the correct way.
Mother earth is a beautiful and amazing place with many natural resources and habitats, which are getting spoiled and destroyed by us in the name of modern living. Developed countries like America is also responsible for producing a whopping million tons of waste annually. This is far more than any other nation in the world, but the US government has waste management techniques. When we talk about the country, it is a highly populated country we are also producing the highest waste and the shocking thing is our country has no proper waste management policies. SwachBharat, Clean India initiative has begun, schools have to implement in their school campus, instead, they are making students write essays and slogans about it. These children become future citizens and litter and this cycle goes on. Many NGOs, GHMC are guiding people through media on how to manage the waste and segregate it in two different dust bins as bio-degradable and non-biodegradable waste. When someone starts throwing garbage in an initially clean area, others follow the same arguing that the area is dirty anyway. throwing waste on the roads is an extremely inappropriate practice that will lead to the accumulation of garbage on streets from which harmful gases like hydrogen sulphide, ammonia are released which will pollute the air. Moreover, such unattended garbage pits will become a breeding ground for insects like mosquitoes and flies. These insects will become carriers of many diseases.
There are 8 major groups of waste management methods, such as source reduction and reuse, animal feeding, recycling, composting, fermentation, landfills, incineration, and land application. We can start using many techniques right at home, like reduction and reuse. From every kitchen, we get biodegradable waste that can be turned into rich humic material, which can improve water and nutrients retention and helps grow healthier plants. Compositing is often deemed to be one of the best methods of waste disposal as it can turn unsafe organic products into safe compost. When waste is managed the right way, it does not merely eliminate the subsequent waste but also reduces the impact and intensity of harmful greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and methane that are often exuded from accumulated waste in landfills. Pits become a breeding ground for insects like mosquitoes and flies. These insects will become carriers for many diseases.
I will not say it the fault of the government or law enforcement because it is the responsibility of every citizen to say ” My Waste, My responsibly”. Waste disposal is all the activities and actions required to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal. By managing waste, I feel, I can make a difference to society. While none of us can completely get rid of garbage, we can always adopt eco-friendly practices of reducing and reusing waste. This is the way, we can create an example for the people around you, who in turn are now motivated to embrace a sustainable approach.