Due to an increase in population, the generation of waste is getting doubled day-by-day. Moreover, the increase in waste is affecting the lives of many people. Hence, waste management has become a need of the hour. People living in slums are very close to the waste disposal area. Therefore they are prone to various diseases. In order to maintain a healthy life, proper hygiene and sanitation are necessary, which is only possible with proper waste management.
The solution to waste management cannot be implemented alone by the government or officers sitting miles away from our home. As the saying goes ‘Charity Begins At Home’, hence we need to start disposing off the waste, segregate them properly into biodegradable and non-biodegradable. Wastes are also classified based on the degree of harm they could cause, for example the hospital wastes are classified as infectious, highly infectious, and general wastes.
Waste management is aimed at protecting of the environment and to enhance the safety of the surrounding environment for all living beings. Hazardous wastes are disposed off far from reach of humans and animals to prevent harm. Environmental pollution is a major public health issue that is prevented by proper waste management because fewer wastes end up in the environment. Recycling is a waste management process that enables the saving of resources and the prevention of accumulation of wastes.
An important aspect of waste management is the three R’s concept: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Reducing the production of waste by controlling excess use of products, and also by the reduction of sources while the product is manufactured, will help in waste management. Using more eco-friendly items will help dispose them off easily without polluting our environment.
We all need to contribute to effective waste management in our country. The government has also identified some plans to get rid of landfill sites in 20 urban cities. There is no extra land for dumping waste, the current ones are already utilized. Manure pits ought to be developed in each territory to process natural waste. Recuperation of e-waste is appalling low, we have to support reusing e-waste on a substantial scale level with the goal that the issue of e-waste disposal is managed. We all must ensure that we segregate all types of waste at the source and help the government in their effective disposal and recycling.
Plastic is the most dangerous enemy of our environment. Approximately 8 million tons of plastic enter the Earth’s oceans every year. The most effective way to reduce plastic pollution is to not create plastic in the first place. It is difficult to make it through a day without acquiring some form of plastic. That’s where reuse comes into the picture. Once the plastic is your possession it is a chance to be creative, reuse your plastic grocery bag for small trash bags, reuse your plastic bottles to make beautiful flower pots, reuse your plastic produce bags for sandwiches, and if you can’t find a use for something, donate it. Not only will you be reducing waste but also helping others. Plastic is a fact of modern life. However, with a little planning and commitment, it is easy to take steps towards reducing your carbon footprints.be conscious of the amount of plastic you use and think of a sustainable replacement for it.
Waste management is a long talked topic, and various solutions have been devised so far, but now we need to start applying these solutions into our daily lives and do our bit every day, so as to have a better, cleaner and habitable environment for our future generations.