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September 15, 2020 by Pooja

Hello Green Brigadiers,

I have tried to portrayed simple yet impactful ways to recycle your wastes and turn simple waste in useful and decorative pieces.

I used to try few of them from my childhood. 

  1. Like making greeting cards from old rachis, wedding cards , newspaper.
  2. Turn unused boxes into toys or pen holders
  3. Recycle plastic bottles for making bird house or grow plants
  4. Recycle plastic bags to make mat
  5. Recycle coconut shell to grow indoor plants
  6. Recycle kitchen waste to make home made compost
  7. Recycle old cloths to make handbags or door mat
  8. Recycle unused boxes to make organizer set for kid
  9. Use plastic color cans or oil cans to plant trees
  10. Use usable organic cloth tea bags

#GLOFellowship #Recycle #WasteManagement #GoGreen


My Eco-story : Small Actions makes Big Difference

September 12, 2020 by Pooja

 Hello My Green Brigadiers,

I am glad to share my Eco-Story with you all…

The best thing I learned from my parents was how they valued mother earth and respects other human being. Therefore, I always try to do little things to respect our nature.

Since childhood, my brother and I decided to take little steps like:

  1. We stopped lighting crackers on Diwali (Since 4th standard) to avoid air pollution. Instead parents used to buy some books (activity or comic books)
  2. Stopped using water on Holi, instead played dry Holi (To save water)
  3. Whenever travelling I used to keep garbage in bag if dustbins are not available nearby and throws it in Dustbins later
  4. Used to prepare Mat using plastic carry bags and thus recycling plastic.
  5. Used to prepare cloth bags using old cloths.
  6. Participated in Plantation activities for growing roadside plants and glad to see those plants grown so well and firm now. (Thanks to school teachers who conducted such activities and making us aware about importance of growing plants)

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together”  

I believe if this generation follows and starts such activities from themselves then definitely soon we will see great impact out of this to save nature.

Last year husband and I celebrated “Marriage Anniversary” by participated in watering and making water trenches. (At Quadron Hills)

Whenever feasible for me, I used to visit Quadron Hills for plantation and watering events. I am missing this nowadays. Hope so soon I will get a chance to visit this again 

Recently participated in “Kitchen Gardening” and planted Fenugreek, Lemongrass, Beetroot, Ajwain, Radish, Lemon and chilies so far.

#GLOFellowship #EFI  #GoGreen


“Art of Managing Waste”

September 10, 2020 by Santhinidevi

THINK… ACT… SAVE…

In our daily life every one of us generate some kind of Waste. It can be Wet Waste, Dry Waste, Electronic Waste or Medicinal Waste.

Urban India (about 377 million people) generates 62 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) each year. Of this about 43 million tons (70%) is collected and 11.9 million tons (20%) is treated. About 31 million tons (50%) is dumped in landfill sites.

Due to rapid economic growth and change in consumption patterns it is estimated that urban municipal solid waste generation will increase to 165 million tons in 2030.

Our current life style is way far advanced than the life style we had 10 – 15 Years back.

EARTH gives as everything & we take everything from our EARTH WITHOUT any LIMITS. Exploitation of the earth resource beyond its regeneration is extremely dangerous.

What we left behind, to us & our future generation is far more than we could ever imagine.

Destroying Earth is destroying ourselves..!

Time to ACT..! We have abundance of natural resources, it’s time to use our personal resources and natural resources wisely.

We have to take responsibility of our own waste, just throwing the waste outside and making our house clean is not the only responsibility.

The waste we throw out can do harm to other species, humans and even may end up harming us itself.

The waste we throw out TRAVELS; it can be through Land, Water or Air and is coming back to us in another way.

Yes… The Carbon Footprints we leave behind reflects in AIR pollution – It’s rare to breathe FRESH Air, WATER pollution – It’s rare to see/taste FRESH water & Land Fills harming our nature, Eco-system and us.

 “WASTE is NOT AT ALL a WASTE – It is a RESOURCE to CREATE MIRACLE”.

Waste Segregation plays a vital role in managing the resources. It is necessary to segregate the waste at Source. Separate the waste as,

  • Non-Biodegradable Dry Waste
  • Biodegradable Wet Waste
  • Electronic Waste
  • Medicinal Waste
  • Hazardous Waste

Non-Biodegradable Dry Waste

Collect Non-Biodegradable Dry Waste like Plastic bags, Chocolate wrappers, and Food packets in a separate bin.

There are about 7,500 plastic recyclers in India (registered and unregistered), Contact a nearby dry waste recycling center and hand the dry waste to them for recycling.

Electronic Waste

Collect E-Waste like broken wires, earphones, damaged mobile chargers, old mobile phones, and damaged laptop, broken CDs, Broken Television as separate.

There are about 312 registered e-waste recyclers in India, Contact a nearby E-waste recycling corporation and hand the E-waste for recycling.

Medicinal Waste

Collect Medicinal Waste like expired medicines, empty medicine covers with medicine trace, leftover syrup, expired syrup bottles, Empty shampoo packs/bottles, Expired Ointment pack in a separate bin.

Contact a nearby medicinal waste treating corporation and hand it over for incineration to treat & dispose the waste.

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous wastes are potentially harmful to environment and human health.

Collect hazardous waste such as Cleaning Agents, Empty Mosquito Repellents, Napkins, and Diapers as separate.

Contact a nearby Hazardous waste treatment center and hand it over to them for further treatment & processing the waste.

Biodegradable Wet Waste

Best way to deal with biodegradable wet waste we generate from our kitchen is Bio-Composting. Start bio-composting to SEE the “MIRACLE from WASTE”.

“LET’S STEP-IN TO SUSTAINABLE LIVING – TO REDUCE OUR CARBON FOOTPRINTS – WITH SIMPLE STEPS!”

ALWAYS…

Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Recover

  • Be Eco-friendly
  • Refuse Plastics
  • Refuse single use disposables
  • Buy Reusable items
  • Reduce Chemical Cleanser
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“Managing Resource is an ART! Let’s Master the ART together.”

“WASTE is NOT a WASTE until we CALL it – WASTE..!”

“DON’T SAY IT IS WASTE. NOW IT IS RESOURCE!”

Post your suggestions and views as a comment.

#CognizantOutreach #GoGreen #SaveNature #HappyGLOing #WasteNotWaste #SpreadAwarness #ManageWaste #ManageResource

Reference Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waste_management_in_India

http://www.sustainabilityoutlook.in/content/why-recycling-not-bankable-venture-india-765644

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