Dos and Don'ts of Waste Segregation
The government has recently announced it would be introducing a programme to encourage source segregation of waste as it is the first step towards nipping the waste problem at the primary level. It also hopes to set a world record for the maximum number of pledges to take up segregation. Waste generators from all industries are required to segregate their waste into three categories - Biodegradables, Dry Waste which includes plastic, paper, metal, wood, and Domestic Hazardous Waste like diapers, sanitary napkins, mosquito repellents, and cleaning agents. Once segregated these are taken by the authorised waste pickers.
Any event that is attended by more than 100 people, needs to have arrangements to segregate waste at source before handing it to the municipal workers. As for food waste, all hotels and restaurants are required to segregate biodegradable waste and set up their own system of waste for composting or biomethanation.