• All living things that live on this earth comes under environment. The environment also includes air, water, sunlight,plants, animals etc.
We truly cannot understand the real worth of environment .Likewise ,it maintains the ecological balance that will keep check of life on Earth .
The environment gives us countless things that we can’t repay in our entire life. Disturbing the environment can ultimately affect the life cycle of humans and other living things.
The top most cause for Environmental Degradation is pollution and the second thing is” improper waste management” .All this affect the environment badly the overuse of natural resources will create a situation in the future there will be no resources for consumption.
As Gandhiji says ,”When there is both Inner and Outer cleanliness it approaches godliness”.
It includes the activities and actions required to manage waste from its Inception to its final disposal. This includes the collection ,transport ,treatment and disposal of waste together with monitoring and regulation of waste management process.
Waste can be solid liquid or gas and each type has different methods of disposal and management. Waste management deals with all types of waste, including industrial biological and household.
Proper waste management is important for building sustainable and livable cities, but it remains challenge for many developing countries.
*. India generates the most waste globally says World Bank.
Every year 2.01 billion tons of municipal waste is generated worldwide every year.
More than tenth of the world’s waste is generated in India .The Union of Environment, Forest and Climate change (MoEF&CC) says that solid waste generation will increase to 165 million tonnes in 2030.
It refers to the 3R ‘s Reduce ,Reuse and Recycle ,which classifies waste management strategies according to their disability in terms of waste minimization. The aim of waste hierarchy is to extract the maximum practical benefits from products and to generate the minimum amount of end ways that is resource recovery.
Incineration is a disposable method in which solid organic wastes are subjected to combustion so as to convert them into Residue and gaseous products .This method is useful for disposal of both Municipal solid waste and solid Residue from wastewater treatment.
Incineration and other high temperature waste treatment systems are sometimes described as” thermal treatment “.Incinerators convert waste materials into heat gas steam and electricity.
WASTE -TO ENERGY (WtE) or ENERGY-FROM-WASTE (EfW) are both terms for Facilities that burn waste in a furnace to generate heat, electricity.
Recycling is a resource recovery practice that refers to collection and reuse of waste material such as empty beverage containers.This process involves breaking down and reusing materials that would otherwise be gotten rid off as trash. Recycling not only benefits the environment but also positively affects the economy.
Energy recovery from Waste is the conversion of non recyclable waste materials into usable heat, electricity ,fuel, through a variety of processes including combustion, gasification ,landfill etc.
It is often used to convert many types of domestic waste(such as food waste, plant waste)and industrial residues into recovered fuel.
“Electronic waste” is defined as all the secondary computers entertainment devices,mobile phones and all other TV’s, refrigerators whether they are sold or donated or discarded by their users .In simple terms all those items mentioned above which are dumped or disposed rather than recycling and reusing them is called E-waste.
SOME WASTE MANAGEMENT COMPANIES IN INDIA:
*”One step towards Weste To Wealth “.
The mission of converting Waste to Wealth. Green-O-Tech India was introduced by Mr .Prashant Varanasi(CEO) in 2010. He was awarded with “50- Most Impactful Green Leader Global listing 2017” for his outstanding performance performance in domain of waste management and recycling paper and wood.
Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry(METI) of Japan selected Green-O-Tech India in “India Core Group” for assisting development of paper Recycling in Asian countries.
Contribution To Society and Environment:-
* 462k ton carbon saved.
* 3780 million Litres water saved.
* 516 GW electricity saved.
*153 + family’s livelihood.
*Reduced Forty thousand tons of waste wood.
* Planted 150800 Trees.
By 30% to 35%
It reduces Operation cost of managing Scrap Yard by appointing “Waste Management Team” & Stationery cost by 30% to 35% through recycling Waste Paper.
By 5% to 10%
It increase profitability by 5% to 10% of client by reducing the wastage at Scrap Yard, putting a Transparent Mechanism for the pickups of waste.
Reduce Carbon Emission,
By 30% by 35%
Through recycling of waste- Paper, Plastic, Metal & Wood we reduce ‘Carbon Emissions’ by 30% to 35% .
On Every 100 Kg
To put more impact on environment we plant a Tree on recycling of every 100Kg Waste Paper & on 1000Kg of other Wastes- Plastic, Metal & Wood.
2.ANTONY WASTE HANDLING CELL PRIVATE Ltd :-
It is on on the pioneers in solid waste management and a part of Anthony group of companies Mumbai.
It is a solid waste management company specialising in organic waste or wet garbage and uses a form processing technology .It is recognised as World’s Best Practice in handling organic waste streams. As a result high nutrient vermicompost and liquid fertilizers are generated that can be used for gardening.
WHAT EVERY INDIVIDUAL CAN DO ?
* Say no to plastic Water bottles.
* Say no to plastic bags.
* Buy only what you need wisely and recycle.
* Segregate waste by arranging colour ciated bins.For example; G reen for Organic ,black for plastic etc..
* Adopt composting.
* Use reusable grocery bag.
* Buy second hand items and donate used goods.
*Shop Local farmer farmers Markets and buy in bulk to reduce packaging.
* Bring your own bags.
Finally we understand the waste management cannot be just projects and investment.The real place that needs investment is people’ mind . But this Investment is about simplicity ,self sustainability and everyone becoming a change agent who will bring change agent intheir own micro environment .
That will send ripples all around him. It is about becoming the change we wish to see in the world. It is the investment that has now ignited an Enviro- revolution towards a healthy planet and helped us create some of innovations.
There is waste crisis on our planet today ,with plastic everywhere will look and its responsibility as individuals to do something about it as, Gandhiji says ,”Cleanliness is next to godliness “but we say that plastic is cheap .So being poor we prefer it.My suggestion is that plastic is cheaper but it should not make our life cheaper.So if we use plastic we must use it for recycle too.
Undertaking My waste is my responsibility ,our government launched, SWACHH BHARATH ABHIYAN .Our PM Shri.Narendra Modi promoted this and encourage people. In recent times our country people are fighting with coronavirus and people became aware of being aware of cleanliness.
Our Ancestors gave a pure and peaceful nature to us .”A Mother is very careful about her baby in her womb, she takes care and gives birth to a new baby”. In the same way ,our Ancestors has given us a pure and perfect nature. But,What we are giving to our future generation? We cannot answer this ,”United we stand divided we fall” so if everyone personally takes the responsibility about waste management and follows a method then we all can solve this ,if not it becomes a battle for us.
” Thousands of Miles can be started with a single step” says Gandhiji , so it is in our hands.
“One man’s Trash is another man’s Treasure” .If we can donate the used things this will help to reduce poverty too.Then our country will become a developed country.
Country’s progress is in the hands of youth. “Youth are the building blocks of nation “so if youth takes responsibilities on this small things then definitely we will achieve the goal of proper waste management.
If a glass bowl has dropped from our hands.We must think about the alternative way of broken pieces. If we bother about it we cannot do anything .But if you think of recycling it and making another glass bowl we can recover this .
in the same way that thing which we done in the past is not our hands but the present as well as future is in our hands so if we concentrate on this definitely we can make our country green and clean.
I hope everyone take this responsibility
Many more are being created and many more are being awakened.
Thanks for this golden opportunity