Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Green Crusader

An article by Rituja Ravikiran Rao from The Golden Sparrow

Trash Talk

An article by Mita Banerjee from

Monday, August 8, 2016

Garbage and Solutions

 I am overwhelmed and really touched by the response of my fb friends for reading and appreciating my page Garbage to Gardens. I thank you all for sending me your likes.
Since you have liked what I have written, my humble appeal and request to you all is that let us all be together in this mission of solving this glaring issue of garbage which is creating so much littering on the streets added with stink and filth. This is  attracting flies, mosquitoes, dogs, cats, birds etc to spread diseases like dengue, malaria, swine flue etc, the list is only increasing day by day. the rag pickers who are handling this waste are also exposed to all kinds of infections. How long can we remain silent spectators to this miserable situation. Apathy on the  part of the corporation is also responsible for this big mess that we are in today. No point in indulging in blame game. Since we are responsible for creating this, we have to take the responsibility for this
       It is high time that we all resolve this issue by taking a firm stand not to throw our kitchen and garden waste outside our homes and handle it with different simple processes which I have already mentioned in my posts on fb.  page. this will give you valuable returns in the form of healthy organic fertilizer for your plants.
      After you succeed, please share this experience with just five families in your neighbourhood and request them t follow the same as it is for a genuine social cause. This simple action from all of us , we will be helping our great nation which all of us wish to see a clean and healthy place to live, So, let us not waste any more time friends .looking forward to hearing from you soon.
  Wish you all the best 
               Sudha pai  

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Segregation of Bio-waste

After introducing our Prime Minister’s Policy of Swach Bharat, people in many places have started implementing many projects like segregation, disposal of waste etc. a bit seriously, but not enough to get good results. Please read below a few suggestions.
Since the garbage accumulated every day is of different types, such as wet garbage, plastics, glass, electronic waste, and lastly bio-waste like sanitary pads, diapers, syringes etc., we need minimum 4 different containers for these.
1)      One for wet waste  which can go for composting
2)      One for plastic which can go for recycling
3)      One for electronic waste  which can also be re-used
4)      One for bio-waste this should be separately segregated without mixing with any other waste as this might contain infections and other communicable diseases etc.

In my earlier posts, I have mentioned different processes for composting. Hence, now I am giving importance to this bio-waste, segregation of which has not been happening all these years and as such, it is very necessary to introduce now and see that this waste is incinerated along with hospital waste if possible or get separate incinerators for this. I appeal to our corporation to give priority to this and start implementing this soon. I appeal to all my friends too to think about seriously to take active interest and get it done as it is affecting our health.
To make the disposal easy, waste pickers may collect the wet waste and bio-waste every day and other wastes on different days of the week. They may instruct the residents about this plan.