Urban India produces 1,20,000 tons of MSW/Day.
Per capita waste generation in major cities of India
ranges from 0.8 kg to 1.0 kg per day.
Of the MSW collected; 94% is dumped on land and 5%
23 metrocities generates 30,000 tons of SW/Day.
Class-I cities generate 50,000 tons of solid waste per
Karnataka State generates 3553.97 tons/Day , disposes
2848.05 tons/Day and the remaining is un collected
Agricultural Wastes And Sewage Sludge
Industrial Wastes and Mining Wastes
Effects of Solid Wastes
Pollute ground water
Waste becomes storehouses for pathogens
Bag pickers affected by skin diseases, respiratory tract
infections, stomach infections, eye irritation, etc.
Dumping helps the breeding of mosquitoes
Burning releases furans (Chlorinated Carbons) which
reduces the fertility of human.
Hazardous substances include mercury, chromium, etc
Accumulation of copper in soil inhibit plant growth.
New Method of Disposal
A new method of disposal has been
proposed. Wastes can be buried in rock
formations that are not subject to
movement of in salt mines. This is
known as Geologic disposal. Disposal
in ocean beds is another alternative.
Some scientists have suggested
shooting rockets carrying high-level
wastes into the sun.
At one time, solid wastes were
commonly towed offshore and dumped
into the ocean. Much of the debris has
washed up on beaches. Today some
debris is still dumped.
Burning garbage in open dumps and in the
incinerators of apartment buildings and
hospitals was used at one time. Because
burning releases harmful gases, the
practice is being halted. Sometimes the
old incinerators are replaced with highly
efficient incinerators. Some buildings use
waste to energy incinerators. The heat
produced is used to convert water into
steam which is then used to generate
electricity or heat the building.
Recycling Solid Waste
Most environmentalists prefer recycling.
Recycling not only gets rid of solid waste
but also creates useful materials.
Prior to the 1970’s many industries
dumped chemicals and other hazardous
wastes directly into streams and other
nearby bodies of water. Today they are
not deposited directly into water, instead
they are buried. Often leaks occur and
the groundwater is polluted. Illegal
dumping, called midnight dumping, also
Hazardous waste should be separated
from industrial waste.
Hazardous waste should be reused or
recycled when possible.
The waste should be treated chemically
to destroy the toxic materials they
The wastes should be buried in landfills
with many safeguards to prevent leaks.
Waste Tires Come to the City limits
from the County, other Cities and
Waste tires are found dumped in
alleys, empty lots, and on curbs
adjacent to the street areas.
Who are disposing of the waste tires?
The manifests show that there are a
large percentage of waste tires
recycled to Golden Scrap Tire Inc.
Provide Waste Tire
CIWMB provides grants to assist agencies in
facilitating Waste Tire Amnesty Days
The Waste Tire Amnesty Days are essential
in assisting residents eliminating waste tires
from their properties.
Agency Staff is first and foremost educated
about Waste Tire Dumping.
Educated Staff can better educate the public.
MUMBAI/NAVI MUMBAI/THANE ARE
OVERFLOWING WITH GARBAGE
GENERATED BY YOU AND ME
Plastic waste strewn all over the land …..
…….. and Water bodies
In desperation and ignorance people burn accumulated
garbage which produces Toxic fumes.
Are we solving the problem or creating more?
Plastics burning results in Air and soil pollution and
release of carcinogenic Dioxins and Furans
AS RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS AND
COMMITTED CATHOLICS WHAT
CAN WE DO?
Encourage Community participation to work
towards a garbage free society by initiating waste
management techniques such as ‘Zero Waste’.
Our SCCs, Women’s Groups, Civic/Political
Cells, Bombay Catholic Sabha units can play a
crucial role, and make a difference!
3 STEPS TO ATTAINING ZERO GARBAGE.
1. AWARENESS / EDUCATION
Handouts, PowerPoint Presentation, street
plays, group meetings and so on
Key points explaining:
○ What is segregation of garbage at source?
○ Which is wet and dry garbage?
○ Which is Recyclable & Biodegradable garbage?
○ What are the benefits of segregation?
○ What is Composting?
○ How to make your society a ‘zero garbage’
3 STEPS TO ATTAINING ZERO GARBAGE. STEP 2
2. TRIAL SEGREGATION
Daily segregation at source by each family –
wet and dry in two separate bins.
Society circular to ensure-
Daily monitoring by the team.
Review and correction of -
families who fail to segregate.
3 STEPS TO ATTAINING ZERO GARBAGE – STEP 3
3. ACHIEVE TOTAL ZERO GARBAGE
After successful trial segregation, the society
workers will be instructed to dump all the wet
waste from the residents in the Society
Compost Pit or Neighbourhood Compost Pit (As
The PowerPoint produced by Ruth D’Souza
With the inputs given by Karuna Kendra,
CCO Our Lady of Mercy Church, Pokhran
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