Bits of Paper was undoubtedly my favourite nursery rhyme. The poem had a nice tune to it but little did I know the important message it carried. India is growing into a strong and dynamic country economically and technologically but waste management has always been a concerning issue for the country. With the rise in pollution of air,land and water , India must take proper measures fast to combat the problems and save the beautiful biosphere the country holds.
I firmly believe that India can overcome its waste management issues if individuals become a little more conscious and start practicing ‘SEGREGATION AT SOURCE’. It is quite a self explanatory term but holds rather a deep meaning beneath. The Indian government had launched various programs to promote the segregation of waste by giving out blue and green dustbins for dry and wet waste respectively. This up to a certain extent turned out to be a success but even today there exists a large population percentage which is not aware about the importance of segregation. The separation of waste not only helps reduce the overall waste produced as wet waste can be turned into compost for plants and dry can mostly be recycled but it also helps the millions of sanitation helpers and makes their work a little more bearable. Every single day they have to dig through the huge heaps of garbage and separate waste by hand, just because we fail to do so. They say and I quote:
“Hear out our cry ,help us out
Segregate your waste, without any doubt”
Segregation of waste has a win win situation for the environment as well as the sanitation helpers. I would like to conclude by quoting Annie Leonard”There is no such thing as away, when we throw anything it must always go to a proper somewhere”. I also hope that the Gen Z turn out to be responsible individuals who will contribute in effective waste management and not only beautify our country but the entire world.