Waste segregation - Why ? Startup doc

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Waste segregation - Why ? Startup doc

  1. 1. Garbage segregation Why should we do it ?
  2. 2. Bangalore Garden city then Garbage city now
  3. 3. Life story of our garbage Its birth - thrown out of our homes
  4. 4. Carted off in trucks Picked up by pourakarmikas
  5. 5. Finally Dumped in waste dumps Our garbage never dies. It haunts us forever, breeding diseases in the dump, or fouling our air with toxic gases. Or burnt
  6. 6. fatal dioxins Heavy metals CO, CO2, NO2 Our garbage Poisons our air
  7. 7. Our garbage Causes diseases and global warming Generates CO2, methane - Global warming . 1 cubic meter of garbage breeds 7.5 lakh flies , with disease bearing bacteria. Stray dogs, pests like Mice, Rats, Cockroaches etc. dwell and thrive in heaps of garbage.
  8. 8. Our garbage Poisons the water we drink
  9. 9. Decomposition times Banana Peel: 3-4 weeks Paper Bag: 1 month Cardboard:  2 months Wool Sock : 1 year Tinned Steel Can:   ? 50 years
  10. 10. Decomposition times Beer Can: ? 200-500 years Disposable Diapers: 550 years Plastic Bags :   ? 20-1000 years Plastic Jug : ?1 million years Glass : ? 1-2 million years Styrofoam: ? 1+ million years
  11. 11. What our garbage is doing to us is horrifying
  12. 12. The good news Our waste is someone else's raw material The solution is to segregate, so the garbage can be Reused or Recycled Mixed waste pollutes. Segregated waste is clean, a Resource.
  13. 13. <ul><li>Waste is right matter </li></ul><ul><li>in the wrong place </li></ul><ul><li>The value of the dry waste is reduced if it is soiled. </li></ul><ul><li>The value of biodegradable material is also reduced if mixed with dry waste. </li></ul>Dry waste Bio-degradable waste

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