Bengaluru population has been growing at a rate of 2.8 to 3.20 percent per year during the last two decades. Bengaluru city alone generates 5000 tons of waste every day & the number is likely to grow in the next 5 years due to increasing population. About 60% of this fraction constitute organic waste, while the remaining consists recyclables & sanitary waste. A small portion of this waste is recycled & the remaining gets burnt. To reduce the mixing of waste & sending recyclables to landfills, highcourt has mandated highly progressive judgement taking into consideration both short term & long term objectives to resolve the prevailing crises of waste management. The court has directed all the municipal solid waste to be segregated at source.
All types of food waste such as fruit peels, left over food, flowers, etc.
All types of paper, plastic, metal cans, woods, tetra Pak, carton boxes, colored papers etc.
Consists of sanitary napkins, diapers, used tissue papers from washrooms, earbuds, medicines, syringes, cigarette butt.
Used cartridges, computer peripherals, TV, radio, Transistors, cds, mouse, home appliances etc.
Tube lights, CFLs, aerosols spray bottles, chemicals, paints, thermometers.
So that it reduces burden on landfills & does not pollutes environment
Color coded bins as recommended by BBMP & highcourt should be followed. i.e. green bin for food waste, blue bin for dry waste & red bin for rest room waste.