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Next Big Thing in Housing Societies is Need to have Proper STP

Introduction

·        Household garbage types

·        What should a housing society do to comply with the SWM Rules using the 3 Rs of trash management

·        TRENDING NEWS

·        Conclusion

It is an understatement to suggest that India has a garbage 'problem.' Only about a quarter of the 62 million tonnes of garbage generated annually in urban India is collected, and only about a quarter of that is treated.


Household garbage types-

 

Organic Litter

 

·        Liquid waste.

 

Food trash, fruit and vegetable peels, waste tea powder, coffee beans, landscape and pruning debris, other green garbage, processed food, raw food materials, flesh and bones, food-soiled paper, eggshells, and leaf plates.

 

·        Dry trash

 

Newspapers, magazines, brown paper, paper bags, paper packaging materials, ribbons, strings, leaflets, notebooks, wood, and furniture.

 

Non-organic Waste to be recycled (solid rubbish)

 

·        Plastic-Bags, containers, jars, bottles, covers, caps, milk pouches, food packets, soda bottles, and wrappers.

·        Metals- metals used in packing and wrapping, wiring

·        Glass-Bottles, plates, cups, shards, mirrors, and pottery.

 

Harmful waste
 

Insecticides, syringes, diapers, sanitary napkins, cleaning chemicals, bleach containers, corrosives, flammable liquids, solvent-based paint, automobile batteries, e-waste, and bio-medical waste are all examples of items that should be avoided.

 

INACTIVE WASTE

 

Construction material like sand, concrete, debris, clay.

 

What are the 3R’s of WASTE MANAGEMENT that every housing society should comply to?

 

Many people have heard of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, but few care enough to put them into practice, and some are utterly unaware of the golden rules/guidelines for good garbage disposal. The golden rule is that the less you buy, the less you'll have to get go of.

 

Here are some points need to be taken into account:

 

Reduce:

·        The use of disposable items such as paper plates, razors, paper towels, gloves, and other such items. Rather, invest on products that will last a long time and will not need to be replaced.

·        To avoid using plastic bags, bring your own shopping bag or a jute bag with you when you go shopping.

·        Purchase things in bulk and with minimal/recyclable packaging to reduce the amount of waste.

·        Switch to digital news and information, and use fewer paper materials.

·        Use organic diapers and sanitary napkins instead.

 

Reuse:

·        Make new DIY things out of damaged furniture and used bottles, such as trays, hangers, and toilet holders.

·        Make new bags, wash old garments, and make cushion coverings out of them.

·        Fruit skins can be used to produce face masks, while wet tea powder can be used to nourish plants.

·        For storage, repurpose old jars, cloth bags, metal containers, and cartons.

·        Make plans to compost organic waste at home, sell it, or donate it to a community garden.

RECYCLE:

·        Look for recycling indicators on the packaging while shopping to see if the product is made of recycled material or if it can be recycled.

·        Establish a monthly agreement with a local recycler/scrap dealer to collect dry paper, newspaper, and plastic debris from the community.

·        Dry cell batteries and electrical products can be recycled at an electronics store that accepts them.

 

TRENDING NEWS

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slammed the Noida Authority and the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board, expressing dissatisfaction with how they have handled sewage created by group housing societies since November 1, 2019.

 

A case was filled in the NGT over sewerage discharge way back in 2018 by Noida housing societies joint inspection was done by pollution control board and authority and 95 societies were put under scanner and report was submitted to tribunal, teams reached a conclusion that 72sewage treatment were installed, but only 12 societies had treatment plants that were according to the term and conditions with the ministry of environment norms and were following zero discharge  for waste water.

 

The tribunal has initiated authority to take criminal action against societies which are flouting the norms and causing environmental hazards, all societies are charged 8.44 crore, green panel is irritated by the authority for not taking appropriate action against such developers and asked them to make sure people move in after STP are installed.

 

Noida authority CEO has said that they will be taking fresh raids for check of faecal coliform

 And impose penalties on societies that are flouting norms.

 

Points raised by tribunal have been jotted down and some developers have asked for time till January so that they may complete work on STP, and they will be revisited by authority for inspection if action is taken or not.

 

ABHISHEK K GUPTA who has been the petitioner in this case has told that authority has taken action but still a lot need to be done. According to him only few societies are following norms for zero discharge of waste water.

Amit Gupta of sector 77 said he has been sending photographs and video of societies to the authorities that are discharging waste water into drains in sector 74 and 75 but action is rarely taken. best society in Noida 

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