Human beings generate a lot of waste through their daily activities. The
waste generated falls mainly into two types -- organic and inorganic.
Organic waste consists of discarded food, animal parts and plant parts. They
are biodegradable, that is, they undergo
decomposition and can be incorporated back into the environment.
Inorganic waste consists of discarded
things made of plastic, glass, metal and other non-biodegradable material.
These things are not environment-friendly and thus are not incorporated back
into the environment. In fact they can pollute and harm the environment.
The basic thing about waste management is to separate the organic and
inorganic waste and only allow only the organic parts to be put back into
the environment. For example, some domestic organic waste like discarded
vegetables and fruits can be converted into compost. The compost can be used
as a fertilizer for growing plants.
In organic waste, being non-biodegradable, should not be dumped into the
environment. Plastic, glass, metal and other man-made substances are
preferable recycle and reused. Toxic waste has to be processed and rendered
harmless. If this is not possible, then it has to be stored.
Indiscriminate waste disposal can harm the environment. As the
environment is the only one we have, harming the environment means harming
ourselves. Let us keep it clean so that we do not live in
filth. Let us live in harmony with our