For better solid waste management in Gurugram, a leading financial and industrial in the National Capital Region, the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has asked the city’s municipal corporation to launch colour-coded dustbins on the roads.
HSPCB has suggested three colours for dustbins — green for biodegradable waste, black for e-waste and blue for plastic and metal waste.
“We have written to the MCG to install different colour-coded dustbins. As kitchen waste forms the maximum part of the household waste in the city, the segregation of the waste can help in recycling the waste,” The Times of India quoted an HSPCB official as saying.
“However, it’s not just the corporation that needs to support the initiative, people would also have to be supportive as we all want to live in a clean environment. Our job does not end only by keeping our houses clean and throwing the garbage away. Waste management is everybody’s responsibility,” he added.
According to the report, 40 per cent of municipal waste accounts for wet waste which can easily be composted and used as manure. Nearly 30 per cent of the municipal waste comprises of plastic and metal, which can be sent recycling to an authorised dealer and about 20 per cent of it is e-waste, which can also be recycled.
Environment activists have also demanded that people should be informed about the colour-coded waste segregation.