Waste segregation means dividing waste into two- dry and wet waste.
Wet waste, typically refers to organicÃ¯Â¿Â½wasteÃ¯Â¿Â½usually generated by eating establishments and are heavy in weight due to dampness. IT is biodegradable i.e. can be decomposed.
Cereals, left over’s, baked goods, vegetables, fruit peels, tea bag etc. Everything that rises from the kitchen generally comes under wet waste.
Dry wastegenerally includeswastes that is hazardous to the environment and cannot be decomposed.
Dry waste may include the following materials in the waste stream:
- And, Plastic
Some interesting facts about various DRY RECYCLABLES that go inside the same bin:
- Approximately 50 Tonnes of Aluminium waste is generated per day in India and 1.5 MT of wasted aluminum cans worldwide every year and only less than half the aluminum cans generated can be recycled.
- Recycling one aluminum can will conserve as much energy to run TV for 3 hours and reduce pollution by 95%
- India produces 56 lakh tonnes of plastic waste annually.
- Total plastic waste which is collected and recycled in the country is estimated to be 9,205 Tonnes per day and a big amount of 6137 tonnes remain uncontrolled which will take nearly 500 years to decompose.
- Estimated consumption of paper in India is projected to reach 13.95 million tonnes this year.
- Annual recovery requirement are projected to reach from 8 MT to 16 MT by 2025.
- News print demand is projected to grow by 9 % per annum.
- And 17 trees are cut per annum to produce 1 ton of paper