Swatch Bharat is not a dream or a vision. It is a reality that we have long walked away from.
By habits and traditions India is known to have a history of cleanliness. Going by our culture, rituals and traditional habits India should have been the cleanliest of nations. Irrespective of the economic conditions we believe in cleaning our houses at least once a day, we bathe daily, our customs require us to wash our hands and feet after coming home from outside, our festivals include cleaning and beautifying our houses before the rituals. But here we stand today having outlined our cities with mountains of waste, we live amid filth & garbage, dirty water and a stench in the air.
Our children are getting ill and acres & acres of land is rendered useless; all because we agree to ignore & overlook the impending hazards. With 80 to 100 ft high mountains of waste towering over the top 8 metro cities of the country, the situation is as serious as it can get.
Fortunately though it is a threat which when rightly managed can not only be easily solved but it has the potential to solve a number of other environmental threats plaguing the society. While plastic in its many forms continue to be difficult and the ideal condition is to use as little of it as possible, bio waste is actually a valuable resource.
Interestingly bio waste is a major portion (70 %) of the whooping 1.7 Lakh Mt. Tons (16 Cr. Kgs) of garbage collected by the municipalities. All credits to our traditional habits for fresh food instead of packaged products. Bio waste has infinite potential. It makes the best fertilizer for crops, when handled correctly. It gives highly efficient gases that can provide energy to our houses and be used as fuel.
The first step to a cleaner society is to reduce, reuse and recycle as much of the garbage as possible. The simplest way of doing so is tackling the waste right where it originates: which is in our homes, in the offices and societies. Decentralised treatment of waste is a key to handling waste the right way. By doing this the society can turn all the waste into a valuable resource, before it so much as becomes an eyesore. Engineering and technological breakthroughs in the field of environment preservation has given us solutions that can recover garbage and waste water, making it reusable without added power consumption. Innovative systems have been designed for replenishing the environment by giving everything back to the earth. Societies, businesses, campuses and organisations can play a ground breaking role in this scenario. Community waste management is economical and can actually turn into a resource generating solution for the practicing bodies. For example sewage water of cities that is otherwise discarded can be treated for use in irrigation. This in turn would make the city parks greener without added pressure on resources.
At 3R Management we do not consider anything a waste, we consider it a resource. It’s a matter of perspective (along with a lot of technological knowledge). To make the most out of your waste call us now!