“My waste, my responsibility”, implies that we should take our responsibility of our own waste. For that, at home we must manage our own garbage. We must separate biodegradable garbage from non- biodegradable garbage.
But as we know, now a days, many people do not have time to clean their own household, but they also never clean their own garbage/waste also. They just hurriedly throw their waste near road, near garbage box or backyard of their own building. But they never throw at right place. Instead of taking responsibility of their own waste. They are making dirty and unhealthily. There’s those types of people are also, who works for government as a waste picker, who never picks waste cleanly or sometimes they never come to clean. Some collectors pay householders a small amount for separated waste or charge a small fee for collecting waste that is not separated. To make our surroundings waste free, healthier, green we should take our waste responsibility of ourselves. Instead of depending on others to clean, we should clean our waste ourselves. Because it causes many harmful diseases from uncollected waste through air we breathe, drinking water, wildlife areas, lakes, rivers. There’s many health risks also, which are cholera, diarrhea, eye and skin infections, respiratory and reproductive health problems, polluted food. Also, cleaning polluted areas, flooding due to blocked drains, climate changes emissions, damages to livestock and wildlife. It does not causes our environment only, it also causes us. So to protect ourselves and environment, we should take our responsibility of our wastage. To reduces our waste, there is many eco-friendly changes that we can apply in our day-to-day life.
1. We can use reusable bottles /cup for beverages.
2. We can use reusable grocery bag for shopping.
3. Buy those products, which we can recycle.
4. We can compost vegetables – fruits scrapes, egg shells, coffee grounds, for later use for fertilization or to grow own vegetables.
5. Buy secondhand items and donate used goods.
6. Shop from local farmers market.
There’s also several recovery resources are such as WHO, Mother Earth Foundation, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and many more, who inspired community solid waste programs throughout the country and have helped change the entire system of waste management.
Households are encouraged to separate their wastes and to clean the materials that can be reused and recycled. Some communities passed a law to reduce bad smells by preventing people from piling waste outside.
Some centres also provide work areas where people make new products out of old materials. Glass bottles are shaped into drinking glasses. Old newspapers are shredded and woven together to make bags and baskets, that are covered with clear glue or resin to make them stiff and durable. These things are sold to provide income for the people who made them and also to pay for the costs of running centres and services.
The centres and services have dramatically reduced the amount of wastages /garbage in our surroundings, and in many more places. And helping make the world a better place to live disease free and healthier.