India is known worldwide as a progressing economy, an industrial powerhouse and the largest democracy, but sadly it is also known for lack of proper sanitation facilities and the lack of general awareness about cleanliness. Studies show that in the year 2014, 530 million people in the country didn’t have access to sanitation facilities.
To curb the issue of improper waste management, Honourable Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India Mission on the 2nd of October, 2014. The initiative has since become India’s largest cleanliness drive and has also facilitated participation from over 3 million government employees and students, from all across the nation, with a unified goal of eradicating and solving, sanitary problems such as open defecation and contamination of water bodies.
The Swachh Bharat mission provided proper solid waste management dustbins to households and also led to the construction of more than 90 million toilets in rural India. All of these positive initiatives have paved a way towards a cleaner and healthier India.
Waste Management in India
India is the second most populated country in the world and generates a staggering 62 million tones of waste every year. According to the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, many states lack proper waste management facilities. This leads to the collection of about 75-80% of waste, from which only around 15-25% is further processed or recycled, the rest is dumped in landfills.
Waste management is a complex issue encompassing each and every household, hospitals, factories, farms .etc. Collection, transfer, and disposal of garbage, sewage, and other waste products are some of the processes which are collectively termed as waste management.
Generally, waste is of two types – Biodegradable and Non-Biodegradable. Waste management is executed on the basis of these two.
Biodegradable waste – Any material which can be decomposed by organisms is termed as biodegradable. The same goes for waste as well. Also known as moist waste; biodegradable waste can be composted to obtain manure, natural gas, etc. They decompose themselves over a certain period of time without the need for human intervention.
Non-biodegradable waste – Materials which cannot be decomposed by organisms, or take a very long time to do so, are termed as non-biodegradable. These kinds of waste include plastic, glass, etc. Some forms of non-biodegradable waste can be recycled and reused.
Segregation of waste is the first step in its management, as different waste products require different measures of disposal. Similarly, waste products from different sources also need to be segregated accordingly. Furthermore, open dumping of waste should be minimized, like landfills and other places with accumulated waste material act as breeding grounds for pests and vermins that spread infections and diseases.
o simplify the process of collection and segregation of waste, Sheetal Group has developed numerous products like residential bins, biomedical bins, garbage rickshaws, roadside bins, and smart bins.
Smart Bins – The New Age Waste Management Solution
Waste management has proven to be a great motivator for household and industrial dustbin suppliers alike. From modular kitchen dustbins to biomedical bins, you can find bins that cater to both versatile and specific needs.
Smart bins are revolutionary waste disposal systems that have integrated wireless ultrasonic fill-level sensors. These sensors detect the remaining storage capacity in realtime and then through the internet of things, this data is sent out to a cloud-based monitoring and analytics platform for further analysis. On the basis of this data, the waste collection services optimize and re-invent their waste management logistics.
Focusing on the end-user, these bins are manufactured in a number of different variants and color combinations. Understanding and appreciating the utility of modern smart bins, The New Delhi Municipal Council has already installed 40 sensor-based smart bins throughout the state. 20 for dry waste and 20 for wet waste, each with a capacity of 1100 liters.
This inclusion has made New Delhi one of India’s top 10 cleanest cities according to the latest Swachh Survekshan, which is the world’s largest urban sanitation and cleanliness survey.
Keeping up with the advancements in technology, and making significant strides of its own, Sheetal Group, a Swachh Bharat dustbin manufacturer and a renowned industrial dustbin supplier, has established itself as one of the few reliable smart bin manufacturers in the country. Sheetal Group has made significant efforts to promote the mission by introducing a variety of commercial and household garbage bins, specifically the super-intelligent smart bins.
To conclude, waste management is a collective effort; wherein individuals, families, firms, and the government, all play a big role in some way or the other. For further information about the latest advancements in the field of management and storage of resources, check out Sheetal Group.