” My waste, my responsibility” a phrase on the lips of many ,in the thoughts of some and in the actions of only a few.Many a times we tend to dissociate ourselves from things that causes problems around us even though we may indeed be the perpetrator behind it. One such case includes the mismanagement of the wastes we produce daily. We convince ourselves that disposing the wastes in the community bins ends our responsibility yet we are often unaware of the next cycle that follows.
Waste is usually defined as the unwanted or discarded products that no longer serves any purpose. Waste disposal have become a serious matter of concern in the recent years . Inefficient management of waste disposal have been causing major environmental problems lately including outbreaks of different diseases, soil pollution, blockage of roads and others.The most oldest tradition passed down in the disposal of waste management is the dumping of waste which may temporarily be easy and convenient yet causes problems in the long run.
Our everyday activities produces a lot of waste. Both organic and inorganic waste go out of our house every day. We never mind to sort them out , mixing up everything. It becomes really difficult to sort them out separately while in the process of recycling and therefore sometimes ends up disposing all of them causing more waste as well as pressure on the environment. It may be impossible to completely ban the production of waste as all activities we do produces waste so the most convenient way would be to simply lessen the amount of waste we produce in all ways possible.
Today we live in a world where half of the work runs on machines. Life has become easier and comfortable thanks to all the advance technology available to us.The world is becoming aware of all the stress the environment is facing and therefore has been raising awareness on primary as well as international platforms. Many have stepped out to address issues many of us want to but can’t. But only addressing doesn’t work as it requires participation at individual level. We as responsible citizens should be responsible for the waste we create ourselves. It may not be a big step but will surely be helpful and encourage others around to do so. We can follow steps like putting out different waste in different bins which will help in easu segregation of waste , promote healthy waste disposal methods with the help of technologies available to us, encourage reusing, recycling and others.
As a saying goes” The journey to a thousand milestone begin with a single step” the vision for a clean , healthy environment may be miles ahead of us but taking this small steps one at a time will go a long way. Our efforts at individual level may initially seem small and useless but it is this small steps that will later become steps for change. Our environment presently needs a lot of care and attention from us . It is therefore the responsibility of each and every one of us to be responsible for our actions towards it as we drive forward to a better and healthy environment together.