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Segregate your Waste
For those who want to follow correct waste management practices, but don’t know where to begin, the first step is to start changing the way waste is managed in your own house. The change will take time, patience and a little bit of an effort. Segregation is no longer a choice; it’s an everyday practice that we must follow.

 
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Here is a simple three step guide explaining how easy it is to manage household waste

 
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1. A majority of waste that we think is useless can be recycled and hence holds value for rag pickers and scrap dealers. Keep them in a separate bin & make life easier for them.

 

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2. The second bin will be for non recyclables items i.e. things that cannot be recycled. If we mix sanitary or “dirty” waste with the recyclable items, we contribute to the unhygienic working conditions of waste workers who have to rummage through stinky garbage and look for the “value items”. Also, dirty, recyclable items have no value. Why not keep them separate in the first place?

 

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3. Food waste is not friends with plastic and other packaging materials that we use. If it’s kept separate, it can be converted into high quality compost that can be used for indoor plants, lawns and so on. If you don’t have a garden or need for compost, it doesn’t matter; give the compost away to a friend or neighbor and make their day.
It also works out to be a great meal for the many starved animals (look for piggeries, tabelas or goushala near your house).

 
 

Here is a great video on segregating your waste!