Introducing ZReO.in Waste
“Waste will no more be Waste, as long as we give it it’s rightful place.”
With this striving, we, at ZReO, begin our journey to undertake intentional and conscious task for ourselves and for all of us being humans.
We give ourselves this task of ZReO.in (spoken as: zero-in) WASTE
- always Remembering,
- to Remember always and everywhere that for every disposable, there is a Reusable version / option.
- keep Reconsidering,
- we all must Re-think and Re-plan our buying habits.
- help Reducing, and if need be, sometimes Refusing
- we can consciously Reduce our intake of unnecessary packaging and if need be Refuse to buy products or services which do encourage disposables!
Being aware and being conscious is half the battle done.
- practice Reusing, and
- to adopt from ‘use and throw’ to ‘use and Reuse’ concept and support ‘circular ecosystem’. We can change from tissues to handkerchiefs, paper towels to rags, plastic bottles and cups to glass / steel / jars, and list is endless…
- promote Returning to Nature & last but not the least Recycling.
- Nature does compost naturally. We must support compost by Returning to Nature our organic waste. Recycling should be the last resort of all above, as this is energy intensive and not perfect system. However if we keep in our hearts, that only Glass and Aluminium can be Recycled and Plastics can be only down cycled only (and that too once!)
:: Let’s pledge that we will ‘ZReO in our WASTE’ NOW!
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Three coloured dustbins: What & Why?
Here is the information you need to determine which kind of waste goes to which colour-coded bin:
1. Green Bin >> Returned to Nature
The green coloured bin is used to dump biodegradable waste. This bin could be used to dispose off wet/organic material including cooked food/leftover food, vegetable/fruit peels, egg shell, rotten eggs, chicken/fish bones, tea bags/coffee grinds, coconut shells and garden waste including fallen leaves/twigs or the puja flowers/garlands will all go into the green bin.
2. Blue bin >> Recyclable
The blue coloured bin is used for segregating dry / recyclable left over. This category includes (A) mainly PLASTIC waste like plastic covers, bottles, cups, toffee wrappers, paper cups/plates, tetra packs, soap or chocolate wrapper and paper cut waste, the dry waste including rubber / thermocol (polystyrene).
Also (B) this category includes PAPER & GLASS & METAL which can be easily sold to scrap collector (we call ‘raddiwaala’) include – Glass bottles, Packaging boxes, magazines, newspapers, old books, cardboard cartons, pizza boxes, tins/cans foil paper and containers and even old mops/dusters/sponges.
3. Black bin
Black bin, make up for the third category, which is used for domestic hazardous waste like sanitary napkins, diapers, blades, bandages, CFL, tube light, printer cartridges, broken thermometer, batteries, button cells, expired old medicine etc.
Working Models of Rural Waste Management
There is a pressing need to educate people on how to separate domestic garbage. It needs to be told that a fused bulb and leftover food cannot be thrown in the same bin. Also, it’s equally important to separate wet waste from dry filth. We all need to take responsibility for our own waste and recycle as much as we possibly can.