An environmental expert in a brief interview stated that “India’s waste problem can only be resolved if it revolutionizes the way waste is treated and adopts a smarter waste management system; instead of dumping all the waste in landfills, recycling is the way to go.
Since every change starts at the individual level we must start recycling at the household level. True that recycling companies can sort recyclables through landfills but that requires a huge amount of capital and time.
DCC has taken the initiative to contribute to the Solid Waste Management Industry by Segregating Waste at Landfills along with building provisions to make safe disposal or recycling facilities for the segregated Waste, thus taking ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ to the next level. The first step in waste recycling is to learn what can and can’t be recycled. Next, you need to learn how to separate them so they can be sent to the correct recycling facility.
Some of the most common products found in the home environment are listed below:
Paper – Paper waste includes items such as school papers, cardboard, magazines, newspapers, food wraps and anything else that is considered a paper product. These should be bundled all together and disposed of in the paper containers.
Plastics – Plastics are a very common household waste that is one of the hardest to dispose of. It’s important to recycle plastics because these products will stay in landfills for many years making them very damaging to the environment.
Glass – Recycling glass has to be done according to the laws governing the region and state in which you live. Make sure you find out what these are in advance. Before disposing of the glass anywhere where it could hurt a human or an animal.
Organic Waste – Organic waste includes tree clippings and leaves along with the food waste that needs to be disposed of. These can be recycled and used as compost for growing gardens and lawns.
Metal – Most homes won’t have metal waste on a regular basis but occasionally you may have items that need to be recycled. Some areas have programs designed especially for metals.
It is extremely important to understand the need for recycling of waste so there is a significant decrease in the piling up of dumps causing high levels of pollution and disease breeding insects that harm the environment as well as a human being.
It is not easy to bring about a change but only if you could support DCC in this cause, we assure a better tomorrow is not far.