Does it help keep her home clean? This plastic bag is convenient, but toxic and creates a “clean” feel while actually prompting filth and pollution • Does this look familiar • Don’t we do this everyday • Do we feel good about cleaning up• How much do we spend on plastic bags
Exploding cities are creating a pressure - we have no time, we have many things to take care of so we are in a hurry, to hit the control alt delete button for anything that we have finished with. • This is the effect when we all clean up • How can our growing cities handle this? • Do our busy lifestyles allow us to do it differently• What is wrong with mixing • And is that the reason why India is dirty?
We usually get some typical reasons why people feel they have no other option but to mix everything and throw it out in one bag. Do these sound familiar (hand out card) • What else do you think we can do? • We have found some common responses - do you agree? (hand the convince me cards around- read around 2 three cards ) • We feel the word waste itself needs to change • This will help us see it differently • Ask for their ideas on what it should be called.
• What is inside each homes garbage bag? • How much organic waste is produced in a city? • Which sector produces the most? • See how much rests on each individual home to make a difference in cleaning up • Also know that nutrition needs to go back to soil since we are using agro waste in many other industries.
• Begin with knowing the categories • Each needs to be treated separately - • This allows you from today to send out only 10% of your bag • We will show you how • You don’t need special qualification/degree
In the west wet waste is collected in fashionable stainless steel bins called compost pails! • You keep spices separately in the kitchen - Why? Dettol and biscuit activity (if you have time) • No lining with plastic or paper • Do you feel yucky to wash your own plate • Use a bin with lid to keep our flies • Talk to them about fancy compost pail • Place on counter close to you
Organic Compost is nutrient rich top soil which regenerates the earth. Even if you do not like gardening - the earth needs this material • This organic waste should not be MIXED and sent to landfill • Even a pit, tank, cow etc are great ways to manage this• Our products make it very simple for you to compost at home & community. • Compost is manure for the soil • Even if you do not like gardening put it under a tree
• Dry waste becomes useful when it is not mixed• Store it clean and dry so that someone can get a benefit • Most of India’s recovery is done by the informal sector, • These are our cities true green warriors. • Giving them some segregated material makes their work easier, • Enables them to recycle more and earn more
Medical waste is best disposed at a local hospital. Paints, oils are a problem and till a solution emerges needs to be sent with rejects This is the most dangerous materials. If you mix it with the other waste. • Kept separately and sent to the right agencies who disposes safely is the only way to go Mercury is present in our bulbs and this even in small amounts will poison large volumes of ground water and soil. If you dig your borewell you will get mercury laced water. Get in touch with us for a list of vendors who will dispose safely - some you will have to pay for.
• 365 less plastic bags and less plastic in landfill • A newspaper cone is a great thing to learn • Watch out for shiny wrappers soiled plastic bags, diapers, floor sweepings - if you have dog hair
See your positive impact - only 10% - so little you throw out now• you need to send waste only once in 3 days • Being clean does not mean throwing out a mixed waste bag daily = This really being clean & you can do this today