SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT By : Sayalee Pote
What is Solid Waste? Solid waste, commonly known as trash or garbage , refuse or rubbish , is a waste type consisting of everyday items that are discarded by the public.
Bio degradable waste 2. Recyclable Waste
4. Hazardous waste 3. Inert Waste
6. Electrical and electronic waste 5. Medical Waste
How much waste does the world produce each day on average? 10 billion pounds Why to Manage Waste?
The world wastes from 1/3 to 1/2 of the four billion metric tons of food it produces each year.
We will Invite! Pests and disease Poison and pollution Lethal Diseases Litter
Waste Disposal Land filling Incineration Vermicomposting
LandFilling ‘Burying’ of waste. PROBLEMS: Wind-blown litter. Generation of liquid leachate. Harmful Gas.
Incineration ‘Burning’ of Waste. PROBLEMS: Emission of dangerous fumes. Incinerators require a source of energy to start.
Vermicomposting ’Composting’ using various ‘Worms.’ Manages Bio-Degradable waste. Highly economical.
Control measures Reduce Reuse Recycle
What can we do at individual level? Segregate Waste. 2. Recycle.
Home composting. 3.Think Before you Print.
5. Buy recycled goods. 7. Reduce. 6. Switch to cloth towels.
“A society is defined not only by what it creates, but by what it refuses to destroy.” — John Sawhill
What does the future hold for us?Smog filled skies and poison cars,And broken land with useless dust And nature’s beauty behind bars. Can I ever show my children, (If they ever come my way)The beauty of a sunset At the ending of the day? Can I walk into a forest, And surround myself with trees,Yet know that it will remain, For me to visit as I please. I know that I can today Do all the things I’ve said, But when today is yesterday,Will all these things be dead? This problem is enormous As we gradually take heed,So we must fix it quickly,Using words and thoughts and deeds." From the Pachamama