We all are familiar with the concept of waste material. But, do we actually know what does waste management mean? What are our roles and duties towards it as a citizen? How necessary has it become to dispose of the waste, which is piling up like a stack of cards one up on the other? A lot of people just pay a blind eye towards it because of insufficient knowledge and also without realizing the fact that it is affecting us directly or indirectly, no matter whoever does it.
Ultimately we are doing harm to Mother Nature who provides so many valuable resources for the continuity of human existence. Nature does not complain and will not show its fears, but it’s ultimately our job and responsibility as her child to take care of her in the same manner as we take care of our family. It is high-time now, and we should not overlook the threat that nature is posing to us for leaving it unattended. We should make ourselves aware now and must start taking initial steps.
Waste management in general terms is a scientific process in which the materials are collected, treated, recycled and reused or disposed of by the concerned authority. Waste management need not necessarily start on a large scale. Small and easy steps can do the trick just like a small infant who starts walking in his initial stage and then learns to walk, jump, roll and take the big leap. The concept of waste management is no different. People can start with the basics of waste management in their home itself by carefully disposing the waste materials from their house into the trash-can, teaching the family members and children to follow the same. Another initiative which can be carried out by different localities and societies is by installing a common waste disposal can which can accommodate big chunks of waste material that cannot fit in normal household dustbins.
So it becomes easy for the waste management services to dispose them instead of going to every house and clearing them off. It will not only save time for all but, will also generate awareness among the people who will actively participate in these programs.
Human beings have a different mentality when it comes to waste disposal, they become carefree and at ease looking at the fact that someone else is doing this work for them without realizing the fact that it is their job too. Due to poor waste disposal, not only humans but also the animals, plants, and birds are getting affected.
Industrial waste that contains poisonous chemicals is disposed of in the sea, which is substantially affecting the marine animals at an alarming rate. Some of the species are on the verge of extinction, many of the animals are forced to live in cages and centers because of contamination of their habitats.
There are still two more different types of waste which no one talks about and which are constantly present around us, one of which is the domestic and the other being biological. With the ever growing population and increasing number of industries, it has become a matter of great concern that people start working towards the betterment of the environment. It is not a job for just one man or a waste disposal service company, everyone is involved, and every human being should help. If we want our future families and kids to enjoy a healthy life and breathe the fresh air, we should start working on it as soon as possible. It’s never too late to start a new beginning.