One bin won’t work
First off, let’s see what happens if we throw all the waste into one bin: kitchen waste that includes liquids like curd and sambar, stale and spoiled food; plastic, paper, rubber, fabric, cosmetic containers and tubes, sanitary napkins, diapers, needles, syringes, condoms, hair and nail clippings; e-waste like bulbs and batteries, metal waste, construction debris and all other hazardous waste laden with harmful chemicals. Continue reading
It took a lot of brainstorming, planning and a little bit of crisis management to put an efficient waste management system in place at our apartment in Bangalore. Almost two months since we kicked off this exercise, the collective efforts of some committed residents have only reaffirmed our faith in the fact that those who generate waste are capable of managing it at source.
Our housekeepers are busy doing secondary segregation of dry waste. It takes not more than 15 minutes every day to segregate dry waste into 5-6 further categories like plastic, paper, metal, etc.
Although new problems crop up every day and we are anything but perfect, we are proud because we took our civic consciousness to a new level and are not contributing to the garbage crisis dogging Bangalore.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how we went about achieving waste management at Sobha Althea & Azalea, Bangalore. Continue reading