A change in the Paradign of waste
As time advances,so does human aspirations and so does the challenges such aspirations pose to save the Planet.The recent advancements in human aspirations have been so complicated that this has become the basic reason for all of the problems that ous Planet faces today.It is said that,the resources that an average modern day person consumes today is equivalent to what ten thousand prople consumed over 1000 years back.On top of it,ous population has grown twenty times over thousand years,from 3 billion to around 7.4 billion as of today.It is left to those who are good at maths to calculate how much we are depleting our valuable resources today when compared to a thousand years back and how much damage we cause in terms of pollution,greemhouse gas emissions and climate change in this minuscule fraction of a second
Point of the matters is,life cannot continue like this only “change” can tackle climate change and thereby Protect our children.
Once the vision is crystal clear and environmental sustainability became the guiding star.there were only few options left many of them are laid down in textbooks and manuals,some of them never laid down anywhere in the world.But ultimately all of them became innovations.For example the 3RS (Reduce,Reuse,recycle) is something every one’s heard of But for the first time ever,each and everyone of these textbook words broke free from print and sprinted with life through all our initiatives.The following is the list of such initiatives that the mission has been doing in the past few years.
Green Protocal : A deep analysis into the problem of solid waste management will light the fact that waste becoming an unmanageable problem is a very recent Phenomenon that began hardly ten to fifteen years back at the most Increase in population as clainmed by many is definitely not thee main reason.If one analysis critically,it boils down to one word “disposables”.
By disposable what is meant here is that the use of one time use and throw Products has increased drastically in the past ten to fifteen years and with it the magnitude of the problem of its disposal.Dispoable water bottles,disposable paper,Styrofoam and Plastic cups,Plastic and Styrofoam plates,disposable food packaging.including aluminium and Styrofoam Packaging,Plastic bags,etc.Therefore,Green Protocol is essentially a set of measures which when implanted results in significant reduction of waste with primary focus on prevention of use disposables and using reusable alternatives like glass/stainless/porcelain cutleries.
When Green Protocol is implanted in any event non-biodegrable waste generation becomes close to zero.Therefore,the question of waste management post the event becomes virtually non-existent.It was tried for the first time in National Games and how it has become a people’s movement with many,functions including weddings implementing Green Protocol This initiative has been awarded the CM’S award for best developmental intervention moud has now directed the mission to spearhead this initiative in the upcoming FIFA World Cup To reuse is to use an item again it has been used.Many items that we might want to discard because we bought something new like discard because we bought something new like clothes,books,children’s toys,sheos,electronic items like television sets,mixer grinder etc.could still be useful to someone else.Instead of throwing such articles away one could collect them in what is called “Swap Shops” and give away to someone who might still want to use it.It is not a well-known fact that India recycles almost 60% of its Non-biodegrabable.
There was a time in Kerala when almost all of the centralized Bio waste management facilities started failing one by one everywhere.Waste became a source and cause of violence in the state with people protesting every where.The main contention behind these Protests was, why should the people of Gram panchayat bear the ill effects of waste coming from a city.The mission having been a visionary as always understood that waste from one person.Cannot keep travelling to from one person.connot keep travelling to someone else’s backyard.”My waste My responsibility”become the new slogan.This does not mean that govt has no responsibility in sanitation.It only essentially means the waste generator is primarily responsible fof the waste.This shift in responsible for the waste.This shift in responsibility back to the people and shift in the mindset from “I waste:you pick up” to ‘I waste : therefore Im resposible’.