A new waste-management regime came into force in Bangalore, making it mandatory for residents and commercial establishments to segregate rubbish before it is collected by municipal workers.
This is one of the widest garbage segregation initiatives being implemented in the country.
Waste segregation means dividing waste into dry and wet.
Dry waste includes wood and related products, metals and glass.
Wet waste, typically refers to organic waste usually generated by eating establishments and are heavy in weight due to dampness. Waste can also be segregated on basis of biodegradable or non-biodegradable waste.
Why Waste Segregation is Important
1. It makes the work of the waste sorters easier and more efficient.
2. Only pure biodegradable waste can produce enough energy.
3. It is the only way to increase the recycling rate
4. Many parts of your waste can be reused for other purposes.
5. It decreases the cost several steps of the disposal
6. Hazardous waste can cause serious health problems.
7. Proper segregation is the basic requirement for waste incineration.