Waste management is one of the major concerns of the world
which directly or indirecty affects the living beings and
vegetations around it.Accumalation of waste in one’s
community can vary according to geographical,industrial,
social and economic factors.Where a society of educated
and matured people creates a healthy and hygenic environment
by taking care of every single issues,troubles comes in
groups in places where people dont care about issues
in their surroundings.
I live in of the famous and populous suburbs of Mumbai,
Sakinaka. This place which seems busy and sounds noisy
is home to nearly every kind of small scale factories
and industries. But their abundance has given rise to
production of wastes, which if left unchecked
can cause problem to living settlements around them.
The very first source on my list is scrap
business, which is most flourished enterprise in the whole
subarban. Many things such as electronic or mechanical
spare parts, abandoned goods or metals are scraped and
forwarded for further refurbishing or recycling purpose.
But the leftovers from this process is a big problem.
Rubber from wires and tyres,toxic fluids occured during
scraping electronic spare parts contribute majorly to waste
from this industry.All these waste is dumped alongside
the divider of roads instead of sending them for
proper disposals. Many a times locals and drivers
had faced problems in their movement due to this,as
they spread on whole roads oftenly.You would see this
thing at nearly every 100 metres sometimes.
Next on the list is all those small scale
industries that produce dyes,Acids,mechanical spare parts,
etc.The waste occured from these industries are oftenly
passed away to sewage without filteration that has caused
disaster this year.One of the opening of sewage caught fire
and it destroyed several factories in it’s way in that
region.Cloth making industries did’nt have any fair
reputation in managing their own waste.The cutouts
of clothes are dumped in soils giving rise to ground
fillings instead of utilizing or decomposing it in
The last but not least is poultry shops and slaughter
houses.Broiler litter or Poultry litter-which can be
termed as mixture of remainings of internal organs,
skin,bones,feathers are dumped directly on the roadside.
This waste is home to many pathogenic micro-organims
which is capable of spreading viral diseases.We all know
already how disasterous their transmission can be all
thanks to the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 which is
believed to be spread through animal husbandry across
the globe.Before that diseases such as swine flu,spain flu,
rabbies are some of the widespread dieases of the past
that has been propogated by same means.
Waste,be it any kind needs to managed effeciently so that
it can be decomposed in appropriate manner else it will
only create problems. Thank you!