What is wet and dry waste? How do you separate and manage your waste? These are important questions to ask yourself if you don't know yet. At Netsol, we take our responsibility for the environment very seriously. Here is a quick guide to waste management.
Your mantra should be "don't want, don't waste".
Fortunately, all of us raised in the average Indian home have the hands-on experience of reducing, reusing and recycling everything we bring into our homes. This reduces toxic waste, which takes a long time to decompose.
What is Wet and dry waste?
How do you know what's in the wet barrel and what's in the dry barrel? It's very easy.
-Wet waste is all the garbage we generate that is biodegradable. This includes vegetable peels, used tea, fruits and leftovers. This is basically biodegradable organic waste and can also be composted.
-Dry waste includes paper, glass, plastic, corrugated cardboard, Styrofoam, rubber, metal and food packaging materials. Even milk cartons and parcels will eventually be put in a dry trash can. However, they must be rinsed and dried before being placed in the trash. Make sure the dry waste you dispose of is actually dry. The contaminated packaging waste in this bottle is not a big deal. It only takes a few seconds to wash away milk and food residues. For things like pizza boxes that can't be rinsed, wipe them clean with a damp cloth. Otherwise, it will attract odours and insects and will not be easily recycled. It may seem like a hassle at first, but then you'll come up with it yourself. Play your role for Mother Earth.
Dry waste is recyclable, but will be rejected if it is contaminated or dirty. Wet waste is used for composting. It is important to separate wet and dry waste, as dry waste must be uncontaminated in order to be recycled.
Anything containing sanitary napkins, hair, nails, condoms and body fluids should be wrapped in newspaper and marked with a red cross. You can use a sketch pen or ink pen to hand it over to a garbage collector.
Why do you have to do that?
About 36.5 tons of municipal waste is generated annually in India. It will later be dumped in landfills, have a devastating impact on the environment and can reach your food. We need to reduce waste and contribute to composting and recycling. The best way to separate waste is to stay at home, even before it reaches your hired waste collector. Imagine the difficulties faced by garbage workers when we inadvertently throw away all the garbage. They must manually classify it to catch odorous debris. Be considerate of you and the people around the globe.
With a fundamental shift in perceptions of climate change, more and more organizations are serious about waste and its environmental impact. Long-term effects of landfill waste include poor soil quality and pollution of water sources, leading to poor crops and health hazards.
Benefits of separating Dry and Wet Waste:
By classifying the waste into different categories, it is easier to take advantage of its recycling potential. Dry waste such as metal, aluminium foil, glass, fabric / fibre, Tetra Pack, and plastic is not biodegradable, but can be recycled into new products. Biologically compostable items such as aging foods, fruits, vegetable peels and flower waste fall into the category of moist waste and, if properly managed, can be converted to gas.
If you choose to invest in sustainable dry and wet waste management, it will help you reduce:
-Hazardous greenhouse gas emissions
-Air, water and soil pollution
-Toxic gas explosions in landfills
-Labour exploitation and child labour
-Recycle bins and separately coloured bins used to dispose of various materials.