Going by the media reports, the Karnataka government certainly doesn’t have a solution in sight for the Mandur landfill crisis. No government wants to drag a reluctant multitude towards a safe future by roiling up the system and suffer the drubbing during elections. Better safe than sorry, right?
Amidst such a sordid state of affairs, I feel immensely proud to congratulate the residents of Sobha Althea-Azalea, Yelahanka, for achieving multiple milestones in just two years.
On this World Environment Day, these are some numbers that iterate the fact it takes just two hands to save this earth. “An ounce of practice is better than tons of theory”, isn’t it?
1. Quantity of dry waste recycled and sent to respective factories as raw material: 100%
2. Quantity of kitchen waste composted and used for our garden: 100%
Scoring a zero isn’t criminal at all!
1. Quantity of chemical pesticides used since last June: ZERO
2. Quantity of synthetic fertilisers used since last June: ZERO
Not exactly a centum, but still…
1. Waste segregation compliance rate since last June (no. of complaints vs. total population): 99%
Here are some pictures of perfectly segregated dry waste.
Miles to go…
1. Sanitary waste: No solution in sight, yet. We tried working with BBMP to help us tie up with a local hospital to send this hazardous for incineration. We have hit a deadend despite repeated efforts.
2. Garden waste composting: Our vermi-composting unit works at full throttle throughout the year. Still, it falls short to process all the garden waste generated.
If not for these two lacuna, we would have scored a 100% everywhere.
I hope you will join me in congratulating Altheans and Azaleans for their silent contribution towards a green future.
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