Segregating the waste is very much important in our day to day life.segregating waste means separating bio-degradable wastes from non-biodegradable wastes.This is very important to segregate waste on a daily waste.Wastes are the materials that can be recycled on a regular basis.But,because of our ignorance ,a lot of waste gets dumped in landfills and pollution hits the planet.For this ,the simple way we can contribute as an individual is having two waste bins at home.One for bio-degradable wastes and another for non-biodegradable wastes.By this means the wastes can be sorted and composed accordingly.Most often wastes are taken for recycling.But for the same the wastes need to bio-degradable.
Bio-degradable wastes are the wastes that include fruit peels, animal waste, egg shells and such other materials that breakdown easily when put in contact with soil.But what people do is littering here and there and mixing all wastes in the bin.The problem starts when we put plastic bottles, plastic bags and other non-biodegradable wastes along with the natural wastes.Irrespective of what it is made up of ,all wastes can be either reused or recycled.people instead throw away wastes after a one time use.
Similarly,papers are wastes enormously.Lot of trees can be saved if we effectively make use of the left over papers and used notebooks.Only when we separate wastes ,we can enrich the soil by filling it with biodegradable wastes alone.Such an act will help making our environment more clean and pollution less.
Segregating waste into different categories makes it realise its recycling potential.Dry wastes such as metal ,aluminium foils,glass,fabric or textiles,tetrapack and plastics are non-biodegradable but can be recycled to create new products.
Organically composable items such as stale food,fruits,vegetable peels etc.fall under the wet category and can be converted into compost or biogas when managed the right way.It helps in the reduction of harmful greenhouse gas emissions;Air,water,soil pollution etc.
Waste segregation is included in law because it is much easier to recycle.This also helps in creates employment fresh and clean and save the earth and conserves energy etc.,
So segregating wastes is at source is very much important for sustainable development too.
“WASTE SEGREGATION IS AT THE HEART OF THE WASTE MANAGEMENT SOLUTION” it improves collection efficiency and leads to better efficiency in processing of waste and resource recovery.
The food we eat ,the water we drink ,the air we breathe are all polluted. It seems that there is no place on earth that is safe to dwell in.Nobody is blame to in man’s present predicament but the man himself.People had been taught on the proper disposal of trash yet they continue to do their own convenient way.The polluted environment has caused many diseases and some even resulted to death.Segregation of Waste is one of the environmental issues of the recent times in Bangalore or in India and it is the right and responsibility of every human to segregate the waste to maintain cleanliness of their locality.Many developed countries have realised the importance of waste segregation decades ago and they are meticulously following the principles of waste segregation to have a clean and friendly environment.If the waste is not segregated it is not possible to reprocess or reuse the waste and burning of such waste pollutes the air which will increase the heart diseases ,respiratory diseases.It also affects the quality of soil,water and air.It has great impacts on energy consumption if the waste is not reused or recycled.
If people want to live healthy and health hazard free ,they should start abiding by the rules on waste segregation ,otherwise they should be punished.One recommend solution to this is to colour code the plastic garbage bags-green for biodegradable ,yellow for infectious or toxic wastes and black for non-biodegradable.
We have achieved considerable success in providing the necessities that are basic to people-from food to drinking water ,energy ,and economic opportunities.However the picture is far from encouraging when we look at solid waste management.Almost the whole world is grappling to find proper solutions in handling solid waste ,so that we can reduce the burden of waste that is causing irreversible damage to the planet that we live in.change needs to take place ,and it is most effective when everyone takes part in it.
To make the earth a better place for future inhabitants ,it is our moral responsibility to take proper steps to ensure that solid waste management contributes to creating a healthy environment and reduces the load of pollution.For effective solid waste management, it is necessary to support it with proper waste segregation plan.
If you can segregate waste at source, it is like winning half the battle.The major problems that you face in managing solid waste would reduce considerably.The best part of the approach is that neither it costs you anything nor does it take time.Only you need to behave responsibly to achieve the goal of waste segregation.To boost the activity of waste recycling, it is a basic necessity to focus on waste segregation that helps to identify the degradable waste is organic, its disposal in the earth does not cause any harm.The non-biodegradable waste is the inorganic part that is good for recycling.The greatest danger is when the inorganic waste find its way back to the earth and increases the pollution load besides causing other damages to the environment.
Recycling is the start of a journey to becoming more green within your home.Residential Solar panels are the ideal next step.The initial outlay is recouped quickly over a number of years, and it is very enjoyable to know that your energy in sunny periods is very satisfying.You can also consider adding water reduction blocks to your toilet cistern ,and even a compost pile outside.
The activity of waste segregation that aids recycling contributes to the economy besides eliminating the possibilities of enhancing pollution in the name of better solid waste management.
Finally,to live a better life we need to maintain our environment clean and fresh.So , we need to manage the waste by segregating at sources by various methods or techniques in order to help for the future generations too.