DO YOU HAVE PROBLEM IN SEGREGATING THE WASTE?

Good Morning,

In these following days, the government of India has been paying a lot of attention to the waste through the creation of various schemes for waste management, strict policies and fines for not obeying etc.

But the problem is, how do we people as a citizen can perform our duty?

Many of us find it difficult to segregate the waste at our home. We face difficulties in knowing which items are recyclable and which are not.

But don’t worry; here we have a small list that can help you-

RECYCLABLE ITEMS NON-RECYCLABLE ITEMS
Aluminum cans and foils, Steel and tin cans Broken glass including mixed colored glass, decorative glass
Cardboard, Cereal Boxes Dishware and ceramic bake-ware
Glass Bottles Glass contaminated with dirt, food and stones
Magazines Light-bulbs
Milk and juice cartons Mirrors
Newspaper, Paper, Containers
Plastic Bottles, jugs and jar Window glass

These are some of the most common items that are found in every household.

With this, the segregation problem can be minimized but still there is one more thing that I normally witness in every household is-

There is only one bin being into use due to which the segregation would not be possible. So, I request you all to purchase another bin to make the segregation easier.

These small steps can ease the work of the garbage collectors and makes our environment clean and healthy.

WASTE EXPRESS

WASTE EXPRESS

Good Morning,

Today, my topic of concern is “Landfill”.

In our country, there are 3 major landfill sites namely

Okhla landfill site

Area-40acres, Height-55m

Ghazipur landfill site

Area-29acres, Height-50m

Bhalswa landfill site

Area-21acres, Height-41m

All these have their own story of contaminating our beautiful environment be it related to air pollution, land pollution, contamination of ground water and many more.

Basically, these landfills came into existence because there was no place to treat the growing waste but were under prescribed limit.

But now due to increase in the waste at an alarming rate, these landfill sites are oversized and are on the edge of falling down.

Now, these sites are under the control of government for various scientific purpose to make the best use of it.

But my question here is “How as a citizen, we can help the government in managing those landfill sites by contributing a significant proportion of our time and energy?

To answer this question, I would like to take you guys to Mt Trashmore, Virginia, USA which address a similar situation.

This once devastating brownfield landfill has become one of the most popular landfill site in the world.

The only reason behind it is the collaboration of people with the government.

Here the most popular contribution made by people includes various artistic designs, layering of clean soil on the foul trash/waste giving rise to green floor, development of side paths by the government for morning or evening walk, swings for children etc.

All these contributions soon would help these landfills become one of the most popular and lively sites for the citizens.

WASTE EXPRESS

WASTE EXPRESS

Good Morning,

Today, I would like to express my views on the “Vending Machines”.

Around the globe we have come across various types of vending machines be it a food vending machine or vending machine for drinks. When we visit malls or other gathering places, the vending machine which consist of dolls excites most of us due to which we end forgetting about all the other arcade games in those gaming arenas.

My purpose of telling you all about it is, if there is an establishment of vending machine which end up giving us sweet rewards like coupons for discount in various restaurants or outlets, who would ignore it.

And In today’s world, waste is also increasing at an alarming rate.

What if we join the two things together?

This initiative would end up solving half the world’s problem.

Thanks to the Colombia’s waste management company “Sobre ECOBOT” which has made it possible by producing such vending machines.

Here is a small video which describe this type of vending machine-

This vending machine takes all the plastic bottles and reward the coupons to the people in return.

Such initiative can ensure that there is a reward for every items even the waste.

WASTE EXPRESS

Good Morning

An issue of environment degradation majorly plastic is the hot topic of today.

As per recent news new plastic is being created that could be fully recycled. Researchers from United States Department of energy (DOE) have created 100% fully recyclable plastic in Lawrence Berkeley national laboratory. Researchers have developed this plastic that look like a Lego play set. It can be disassembled into various parts even at a molecular level.

This plastic is called as Poly Diketoenamime plastic. This plastic can be recycled into any color, form or shape without losing its original quality.

  We all look forward that this plastic revolution can be helpful in lowering the environmental issues and creating new avenues in the field of plastic industry.

Source-Berkeley lab

WASTE EXPRESS

Good Morning

Today’s topic would majorly be on plastic

What is plastic?

Anything that made it possible to balance today’s needs.

In these years the total plastic production globally is 400million tonnes which keep on increasing.

Out of these, one million bottles are being bought every minute and that number will top half a trillion by 2021.

The problem in this is “less than half of those bottles end up getting recycled not only this 8 million metric tons of plastic winds up in our ocean each years”. Such dumping may prove to be harmful in many ways-

 Environmental Damage-

Plastic bags have been known to cause a lot of environmental damage. A single plastic bag can take up to 1000years to decay which is a problem of concern.

Threat to animal life-

As per Marrickville Council of Australia, as many as 100,000 whales, turtles and birds die have been reported to die every year, mainly because of plastic in their environment.

Pollution-

Plastic bags are extremely durable. In case you are thinking of this as an advantage, just bring to mind an image of the huge landfill that you visited on the city outskirts, the other day. In most probability, majority of the rubbish present there will comprise of plastic bags only. In other words, plastic bags have led to a great increase in the pollution levels.

Suffocation

Not only animals, infants and young children have also been reported to have lost their life, on account of plastic bags. Since plastic bags are thin and airtight as well, children often end up blocking their mouths and nostrils with them.

There are number of disadvantages of plastic, but we know that since it has become an important part in carrying out our day to day belongings, there has been a recent development in the field of plastic which not only help us but our environment also.

So stay tuned for our next news.

WASTE EXPRESS

What is Waste?

Any useless, damaged, rotten, obsolete object that cannot be used by any creature is known as waste.

From where does this waste comes from and why is created?

According to me the two most important things that contribute majorly to this are urbanization and industrialization which involves growing needs and standard of living of the people which requires setting up of industries to meet the needs of the people accordingly.

In this modern world these two things are quite common but the problem here is how waste is

Directly proportional to these and does it means that people don’t care about this environment and are ready to face future consequences by generating it.

Why is it that the richer people are major contributor to waste rather than poor even if they are said to be more intelligent than them?

Not only these questions but there are millions of questions that occur by the socially motivated people but their hands are tied and they don’t do anything about it just like us

In the rest of the world there has been development of various technologies to handle the waste and the people who have resources generally engage in these business but they doesn’t know that setting up of industries is also causing the same problem.

We don’t complain about it and we really appreciates them that they do something about these waste and protect the environment but the mindset being developed is that people think that the companies created could handle their waste which make them less concerned towards the environment.

Our question here is why all these things if one can use the most powerful weapon that is educating the people about it.

In this world there are various types of news that one can hear and can be timely updated but there is no news on waste and its management been posted or shared regularly which is also one of the major topic of issues contributing towards the society.

There are some people who used to write blogs and create awareness among the people but these things don’t last long if not being regular. There are lot of information being available online no one has enough time to read it.

Not only this, in this world people regularly meet their needs which means regularly welcoming waste but if they are regularly posted about the waste at least not in a while but they do consider that there is a need that something should be done about it otherwise they would end up in landfill as well.

Therefore we would like to start a new project of daily news in the form of waste express to keep people timely updated on what is being going around the world regarding waste management, what are the techniques people in the rest of the world adopt in order to keep environment clean and live a happy and safe life.

According to us, this initiative can create a positive impact on people and educate them if there has been a generation of waste what should be done about it and how to handle it accordingly.