Segregation of waste at source is important. It’s an effort that pays everybody and solves half the city’s problem of waste management. Waste segregation costs nothing and takes hardly any extra time.
It’s a matter of understanding and more about responsible behavior.When you segregate waste into two basic streams like organic (degradable) and inorganic (non – biodegradable), the waste generated is better understood and consequently recycled and reused with higher potential for recovery.
Proper segregation of waste thus leads to a “circular economy” creating green jobs, reducing consumption of virgin resources and promoting investments and innovations. Furthermore as waste transportation reduces, emissions reduce; life of the landfill increases and risk to the ecosystem goes down.
Segregated waste reduces health and safety related risks to waste pickers and to the ecosystems around the waste treatment and disposal sites.Waste segregation basically means keeping Bio degradable and non-bio degradable wastes separately, so that Bio degradable be composted and non bio degradable recycled.