One of the biggest problems facing the earth today is the burgeoning problem of waste. Experts say that as the global population increases and the standard of living improves, the volume of waste is also increasing at an alarming scale.
At the heart of the problem lies inadequate waste management, which leads to poor processing of waste. An efficient way to address this problem is to improve the segregation of waste at the household level through the use of proper kitchen bins.
What is the segregation of waste?
Segregation of waste refers to the sorting of waste into separate components depending on the nature of the waste. Firstly, there is organic waste, which includes fruits, vegetables, cooked items, etc. Secondly, we have inorganic waste, mainly consisting of electronic waste, paper, and plastic wastes.
On the other hand, the segregation of waste may also include dividing them into dry and wet waste. Segregation of waste into different types based on its composition helps in better management of waste, including quick disposal and better processing. This reduces the overall burden of waste on the face of the earth, thereby reducing pollution and curbing environmental degradation.
What is the significance of the color of dust bins?
Not just in India, but around the world, there are two major types of dustbins that are used to segregate waste. These are green-colored and blue-colored bins.
Green waste bins are meant for food items, kitchen waste, peels, cuttings, tea, coffee, cotton, match sticks, and hair.
Blue waste bins are meant for plastic jars, tubs, lids, bottles, plastic toys, foam cups, milk or juice cartons, empty paint and aerosol cans, metal cans, batteries, glass bottles, jars, dishes, cups, mirrors, light bulbs, paper gift wrap, paper egg cartons, paper rolls and paper bags and cardboard boxes.
Why is waste separation important?
Waste separation is crucial to waste management. Not all waste can be processed. It is important that we sort waste into different types for better and faster processing. Here are the key benefits of waste separation:
- In today’s world, municipal authorities have set up waste recycling plants to break down the biodegradable waste produced in the cities. However, if the biodegradable waste and non-biodegradable waste are not separated at the household level, then it has to be manually separated before it reaches the waste recycling plant. This leads to a delay in waste processing.
- Using kitchen bins to separate waste helps in faster processing. We need to separate the waste into a green kitchen bin for wet waste or biodegradable waste and a blue kitchen bin for dry waste or non-biodegradable waste.
- Separation of waste leads to efficient waste to energy transformation. Energy from waste is a safe way to augment the energy supply thereby reducing the need to depend on fossil fuels to generate energy. Fossil fuels are not only polluting, they also come from resources that are limited in nature.
- Organized waste management helps in quicker disposal. Countries today face the challenge of legacy waste. Legacy waste refers to the problem of waste that is lying unprocessed in the waste plants for the lack of adequate processing capacity of such plants. The legacy waste problem can easily be solved with the separation of waste, especially household waste with the help of trash cans and other types of kitchen waste bins.
- Finally separating organic from inorganic waste or wet from dry waste is important because a lack of waste management leads to associated problems like leachate pollution. The waste run-off water from decomposing organic waste can seep into the ground, thereby polluting the underground water table, leading to a host of deadly health issues like cancer.
Why should we segregate different types of wastes?
Household waste can easily be separated into wet and dry waste with the help of color-coded trash cans and kitchen waste bins. It is important that we segregate different types of waste at the very household level so as to reduce the burden on processing plants.
Our waste processing plants are reeling under the pressure of increasing waste generation as they are required to first separate recyclable waste from non-recyclable ones. This process takes time and also affects the quality of waste treatment. Not just household waste but industries should also be held accountable and made to separate the waste they generate at the factory level.
How can we dispose of domestic waste?
Domestic waste constitutes a significant chunk of the total waste produced in the country. We have already noted that households can produce a wide variety of waste products. Separating dry from wet, organic from inorganic and recyclable waste from non-recyclable ones is easy with the help of various waste bins that are now available in the market.
The Sheetal Group is one of the leading manufacturers of waste bins in India. Our range of kitchen bins and trash cans comes in a variety of sizes and features. Our color-coded kitchen waste bins help in the easy separation of waste. We offer the following kitchen bins:
These round-shaped bins are most commonly used in kitchens in homes. These plastic domestic bins are used for throwing food waste as well as other waste materials generated in a house on a daily basis. They are available in green, blue, and white colors for proper segregation of waste.
Stainless Steel (SS) Bins
These Stainless Steel garbage bins can be used in domestic households as well as in offices. They are popular due to their aesthetic looks and long life. They are made of high-quality stainless steel. The technical grade is SS 304/316.
Foot Operated Bins
These plastic pedal bins have the added advantage of being operated by a pedal or lever. The foot can be used to press the pedal which opens the lid of the bin thereby avoiding the need to touch the bin by hand. These are especially recommended in the current Covid scenario.
Our plastic bins are manufactured with virgin Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) or virgin High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and therefore ensure durability. With Sheetal Groups’ exclusive range of kitchen bins, pedal bins, and trash cans, you too can make your own humble contribution in solving waste management issues, thereby taking a step towards a cleaner world!