• We cannot stop the production of garbage but we can surely minimize it by being wise.
• Many types of garbage are produced daily.
• It may be in the form of fruit or vegetable peels, discarded objects, wrapping materials, wasted food as household garbage, or discarded chemicals and fertilizers washed into rivers, domestic sewage, etc.Read More...
SEGREGATION OF WASTES
• Degradation-The process by which substances are broken down by tiny organisms called decomposers.
• Biodegradable wastes are those that can be degraded (undergo degradation) by the action of tiny organisms (called decomposers) found in the soil.Read More...
MANAGEMENT OF BIODEGRADABLE WASTES
• Some of the ways to manage biodegradable wastes are as follows:
1. CompostingRead More...
MANAGEMENT OF NON-BIODEGRADABLE WASTES
• As non-biodegradable wastes such as plastic bags, glass bottles, etc. cannot be broken down by decomposers; their disposal poses a big problem.
• We can manage non-biodegradable wastes by practicing the concept of 3Rs—reduce, reuse, and recycle.
• We need to reduce the amount of waste generated by consuming and throwing away less.
• We often buy more things than we really need.Read More...