“I waste;therefore I m responsible”-must be the change initiative in the people to make environment a better place to live in.When every individual in a community is concerned of water he wastes,extra food he has on his plate,the disposable things like cups and bottles he uses,plastic to carry items on daily basis,the batteries of his remote or clock which are thrown,the every newspaper thrown to dustbin,the food items packages which are disposed and much more incidentd in day-to-day life and if this is controlled with concern by all then there is no blinder like over-garbage or pollution.If every work of a man concerns the minimal usage of everything then our environment will take care of itself.
Adding to the individual care,if gatherings are taken to consideration and wastage are recycles there then no problems will occur regarding waste management.
Initiatives like Swatch Bharath Abhiyaan,Make in India campaigns o support one or the other way with this concern.
Yes,the recent advances in humans has become the basic reason for all problems our Earth faces today.Researcher says that an average person consumes the resources which is equivalent to 10000 people around 1000 years back.Also,population has grown about 20 times times over thousand years.Thus,comparing both the situations,we damage and pollute in a huge amount in terms of gas emissions,climate change,soil erosion I.e, totally causing destruction to the Mother Earth.
Waste are unwanted materials which are divided as household waste and industrial waste.The both kinds can pose a serious dangers to environment.They also are of solid,liquid,organic,hazardous,recyclable kind.Household waste is consumer waste which includes consumer products,home care products, personal care products, household chemicals, automotive ones etc.Industrial waste is composed of waste rendered during manufacturing like masonry,concrete dirt, oils,solvents,scrap lumber etc.They may be liquid,gaseous or solid form.They also can be radioactive,toxic,corrosivei,ignitable or reactive.It leads to various kind of pollution.
If these wastes not disposed off correctly,disposed off in open fields then these attract insects nd rodents,which in turn can harbor parasites,worms,yellow fever,plague and other disease conditions for humans only.Toxic waste can pollution groundwater,soil,surface water and air which can cause many problems for humans as well as for environment.
Not only this,there are huge economic costs related to managing and appropriate disposal of waste.If inappropriate disposal of nuclear waste may cause huge environmental problems in the future since the short term solutions for this issue do not take into account the long-term consequences.
The issue of waste is not only reluctant to this,buying them off with fossil fuels leads to air pollution and will also increase the speed of global warming since many harmful gases will be produced in the combustion process.
If mismanagement of waste is like if it is disposed off illegally in forests or lakes,this leads to a serious pollution there and adversely affect many animals and plants.Gases from industrial processes lead to acid rain and gases like CO2 and methane are harmful greenhouses gases.Burning off the waste in landfills causes the temperature go high and gases from industry also causes greenhouse gases emissions,both in a way lead to the global warming and other consequences.
Nuclear wastes are also the major cause and they need to be dealt with atmost safety for their disposal.Accidents with these could contaminate large areas of land,harm humans,plants and animals.
So,waste disposal in an major issue regarding known all these impacts.It is an action plan to manage waste in a systematic way.The problems for this cause are amounts waste is big,toxicity of waste,landfills,interests of different people,ineffective long-term waste disposal strategies.Thus,solutions for waste problem could be individual awareness, education,rising awareness,resource management plans,the simple 3Rs,regulations regarding negative externalities.
Education and awareness are the biggest weapons any individual can have in solving any problem.Just like Green Protocol when implemented, non-biodegradable waste generation becomes close to zero.It was first tried in National Games and its now an movement everywhere.It has caused an revolution in Kerala,this has been awarded CM’s award for best developmental intervention.It is also going to be followed in FIFA World Cup.Green Protocol is concerned with first R’s in 3R’s i.e.,Reduce.
As its said ‘One man’s trash is other man’s treasure!’,under Swacch Bharat Mission ,”Swap Shops” were introduced where instead of throwing such articles away one could collect them and give away to someone who want to use it.This is under 2nd R of 3R’s which is Reuse.It is a practical and replicable manner.
We can say that the unsung environmentalists who are rag pickers,waste hawkers,scrap dealers help us in achieving 3rd R in 3R’s ie., Recycle.The invisible environmentalists enable in our country,the high chemical nature of waste to be disposed off in a great way.
Adding to all these initiatives,it is couples with organic farming.People should start to use the compost from their backyards if available and become self sufficient in vegetable peels disposing.
With the mantra,”My waste, my Responsibility “, a group of youngsters aims for no dumping ie.,having cities without dumpsites.They from waste collection to segregation to processing and safe disposal of waste but they are also making weddings and parties go waste free.
Thus,being known all the causes, impacts and the solutions of waste reduction through an individual care as well as community/social care.He awareness being spread among everyone in a society is of atmost importance or priority,the little changes in one’s lifestyle can reduce the harm to the environment in a bigger impact.As we talk of self-care,self-love etc garbage of self is also an consideration. Taking care of the environment around us is also as important as one’s self care.The aspect of individuals differ with this issue but being self-reluctant and minimizing the usage of resources is the concern of this issue.
At the end,when 3R’s are followed in life with very smallest work even then we can lead a pollution-lessened life.What matters is the slightest change in our life style with the motive of responsibility taken with every passing hour, minute and second can change the conditions of environment in a better infact a best way!!!