My survival, my responsibility! My success, my responsibility! My future, my responsibility and what about my waste?
California curated this beautiful slogan, “My waste, my responsibility” and immediately started working to make it valid. After their success, some other parts of India like Coimbatore and few southern cities have also opted this idea in order to bring the revolution.
People are actually looking forward to policies like “NO DUMPING”, “3R” and what not. As per the reports and the debates, India has already snoozed the alarming situation many years ago. Thus, we are already late to start, this procrastination has effected the numbers like demonetization effected.
After this quick overview let’s peep deep into the approaches proposed under my waste, my responsibility.
The first step to any problem requires identification of the main issue. Similarly here, we classify the waste produced in categories like biodegradable, non-biodegradable, dry, wet etc just by using “n” different dustbins. After which the master plan unfolds, which includes two simple steps, reducing the quantity of waste, substituting better alternatives. Both the steps work simultaneously and result in mass improvement. Sounds bookish and cliche? Right. I wish it was as cliche in practice as well, as it sounds. Yes, it’s pretty shocking that most of the people in India can’t even excute these simple steps. Well, let’s not to go to that tangent rather prefer congratulating the ones who brought a change in society with these steps. Tamil Nadu turned to out to be the first warrior in this battle against waste. From 3 youngersters to 15 gems, who have been leading this mission profoundly. An outcome of their continuous effort, is the abolishment of plastic disposal cutlery in wedding ceremonies. This is just the beginning, there’s yet more to be included in this achievement list. Let’s help the list to grow. Wondering how?
SUSTAINABILITY BEGINS AT HOME
What you do, when you can get a lot in less? I guess you rush… right? Then what are you waiting for? Rush. Yes, rush to your bathroom and switch from that toothpaste “tube” to mouthwashes or maybe toothpaste without tubes. Yes you heard right, your day starts with an non recyclable thing, followed by dozens of things like this. Imagine every time you buy a toothpaste tube you’re make nature cry, now calculate till today how much the environment has suffered. Thus, let’s not produce any more tubes. Another easy input from you can be cutting off using the sticky notes and asking for bills (hard copy). Yes, that one saviour note is surprisingly not letting you save mother nature. While processing sticky notes it’s impossible to remove the glue fully and the electricity bills comprises of harmful chemicals and they directly affect the plantation resulting in increasing deforestation as well. Next time do it virtually and keep a soft copy. Okay! Next one is a little close to your heart. Remember that chips pack or that tin pringles container, you disposed in that dustbin and felt proud for not polluting a place. Guess what, both of these are the ultimate villains in this battle against waste. Your small step towards boycotting them temporarily will compel companies to opt better and recyclable substitutes. I know it’s hard to go for it, but it’s for nature. The simplest way to contribute to this goal can be switching permanently to washing soap and quitting detergents.
These are few things enlisted but there are many such small steps one can take at home and contribute in this battle. Okay! We spoke a lot about doing, let’s unfold the getting part as well. Yes, if a family follows these few enlisted approaches and will spread awareness then one day we can get ahead of any country in the world. Sounds so unreal? Right. Buckle up, and join this journey in order to make it possible.
What can be the absolute closure to this endless debate? Either a gist of the above discussed points and ideas can be called as a closure for this piece? Or an inculcated execution of the considered approaches followed by their overwhelming resulting in improving the current state of the country will? Choice is totally yours