Waste is a reality
It is an irony of all the earthly functions that worthy and waste exist alongside. Ignite a flame to dispel darkness, and bear with undesirable fumes and ash! Leafy trees and vegetation may be life to parks and gardens, but the heaps of their dead leaves and branches are also an unpleasant reality. We go to mess, hotels, canteens, and restaurants for delicious, scrumptious, and varieties of food, but rarely do we take note of the leftovers and green wastages that constitute tons of everyday garbage. Offering fragrant flowers, sacred leaves and unblemished fruits at temples, gurudwaras, and mosques is indeed our traditional way of paying respect to the almighty, but these very offerings of flowers, etc. soon start rotting and if not removed quickly may spoil the sanctity of these places.
Waste management is the way
Lots of efforts are going on to deal with the problem of waste. One step extensively advised, and also widely practiced, is to discard wet and dry waste vis-à-vis organic and inorganic waste into separate waste-baskets. Inorganic waste consisting of polythene, glass, and metal can be recycled and reused. But recycling of organic waste has largely been non-existent. The common practice hitherto has been that Municipal trucks carry away the organic waste and dump them into landfill sites.
Time to look beyond landfills
The landfilling of waste has outlived its purpose, especially as the urban waste is growing unchecked. Besides, landfilling is an ineffective solution to tackle organic waste. It harms the environment and poisons the underground waterbed.
All that a hotel, temple, canteen, residential society, vegetable market, etc. have been doing so far is that in order to keep their campuses clean they throw their organic garbage in the public space, and which eventually reaches landfills. This must change.
Some entrepreneurs have gotten to the bottom of the problem since the Swachhta Abhiyan has taken off on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call. They have launched efficient and cost-effective waste Reprocessors which have the sole purpose of disposing of organic waste at the source of generation. As a result, nothing is now needed to be thrown away as garbage or waste out of campus. This de-centralized method of converting garbage into organic manure is the best possible way to manage bio-degradable waste and to stop further landfilling which is already TOO FULL.
Green Waste Reprocessor (GWR)
Clean India Ventures has designed a Green Waste Reprocessor (GWR) which effectively recycles all kinds of bio-degradable organic waste and converts it into compost. GWR is the best way to get rid of the waste that otherwise goes into landfills and pollutes the environment. For details, visit: www.cleanindiatech.com