India’s urban population of 429 million citizens produce a whopping 62 million tonnes of garbage every year. Out of this, 5.6 million tonnes is the plastic waste, 0.17 million tonnes is the biomedical waste, 7.90 million tonnes is hazardous waste and 15 lakh tonnes is e-waste. A staggering figure of forty-three million tonnes of Solid Waste is collected annually, out of which only 11.9 million that is 22-28% is treated, while about 31 million tonnes of waste is left untreated and dumped at the landfill sites.
Major metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Kolkata generate about 10 million tonnes of garbage every day.
Mumbai has only 3 dumping grounds to handle the 9,600 metric tonnes of waste generated daily. The major landfill Deonar in this metro is about 90-year-old and is on the verge of collapsing. The garbage heaps here is as tall as a five- or six-storey building, standing 15 metres high. Another landfill at Mulund has been functional since 1968. It’s spread across 25 hectares and is also way past its use-by date.
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Each ton (2000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water.
This represents a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings, and 60 pounds less of air pollution!
When one ton of plastic bottles are recycled, almost four barrels of oil are saved. That means there is more oil available for home heating, which in turn helps keep the price down.
Recycling one ton of plastic saves 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space.
Recycling Plastics Saves Landfill Space. Recycling plastic products also keeps them out of landfills and allows the plastics to be reused in manufacturing new products. Recycling 1 ton of plastic saves 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space
Benefits of Composting
• Reduces air pollution, Land pollution, Saves transportation,
• Enriches soil, helping retain moisture and suppress plant diseases and pests.
• Reduces the need for chemical fertilizers.
• Encourages the production of beneficial bacteria and fungi that break down organic matter to create humus, a rich nutrient-filled material.
• Reduces methane emissions from landfills and lowers your carbon footprint.