India is a developing nation. And with rapid urbanisation, waste management has become a major concern for the society. Statistics show that cities generate around 62 million tonnes of municipal solid waste per annum. Only 11.9 MT is treated and 31 MT is dumped in landfill sites haphazardly. These sites soon become a breeding ground for various diseases. It's high time now that we rework our strategies as per the changing lifestyle. As the first step always starts at the source, waste segregation becomes a topic of paramount importance. It enables proper and efficient recycling while also decreasing the amount of waste that goes to landfills. It also makes it easier to sort waste and treat it properly. The dry waste could be recycled and the wet waste can be used as compost later on.
Sona is a resident of New Delhi and she lives nearby a huge heap of garbage which happens to be an overused landfill.The three primary landfills in and around Delhi have lived fifteen years past their age and hence the issue is posing problems for Delhiites like Sona.
It’s unhygienic and demeaning to the aesthetics of the area and also compromises the quality and standard of life.
In 2017, the Ghazipur landfill collapse killed two people as a mountain of trash swept many into the nearby canal.
With current rate of dumping, these landfills can prove to be lethal in near future.Hence, segregation and further,reduction of waste becomes the need of the hour.
Moreover, segregation at the source through our project also makes it simpler for the people involved in manual segregation of domestic waste to sort and send it for recycling effectively.