Resoucing Garbage

Waste Warrior: Initiate public awareness programmes about waste segregation, processing of good waste, separate storage of wet and dry waste, encouraging waste pickers to take segregated waste, wrapping the sanitary waste etc. -

Waste Investigators: Expose violators who don’t segregate, in accordance with Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act, 1976.

2Bin 1Bag model implementors: This is how the 2bin-1bag model works:

Bin 1 - to be kept in kitchen: Wet waste such as food waste and veg peels has to be put in the lidded green bin. This waste will be either composted or go to biomethanation plants to produce methane gas, which could further be used in vehicles or for cooking.

Bin 2 - to be kept in bathroom: Sanitary waste such as sanitary pads, tampons, condoms or diapers, and hazardous waste such as blades, bottles etc should be put in the lidded red bin. Sanitary waste such as sanitary pads, condoms and diapers needs to be wrapped in a paper marked X with red ink. The paper marking is a code that will prevent the BBMP staff from opening it. This will be sent to nearby hospitals, from where it will go to biomedical waste disposal centres. The bin is red-coloured to indicate the nature of waste. This will be handled carefully by the BBMP staff who collect waste from every house.

Bag - to be kept in a convenient clean place: Dry waste such as papers, plastics and covers must be put in the bag. Milk and curd covers must be washed and dried before putting into this bag. All these items are perfectly recyclable and will go to the nearby dry waste collection centre. The staff at dry waste collection centre will further segregate into sub-categories and send it for recycling units. Wet plastic or paper is unsuitable for recycling, hence it is essential that the contents should be perfectly dry.