Ch – 16 Garbage In, Garbage Out

  • We generate so much garbage in our day-to-day activities.
  • Garbage is thrown into low lying open areas called landfills.
  • The non-usable garbage is spread on the landfills and later covered with soil. Once the landfill gets completely full, it is converted into a park or a playground.
  • The garbage which rots and then gets completely mixed with soil is known as bio-degradable.

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  • The garbage which does not mix with soil and remains the same for years is known as non bio-degradable.
  • Bio-degradable waste consists of peels of fruits, vegetable scraps, leftover food, etc.
  • They can be converted into manure or compost.
  • The process of preparing compost by using red worms is known as vermi-composting.

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  • You can prepare compost by digging a pit, filling it with bio-degradable waste, and dried animal dung, sprinkle it with water to make it wet, put red worms in it, gently mix and move the top layer for few weeks. And at the end of 3-4 weeks your vermin-compost is ready to be taken out and dried in sun.
  • Red worms have gizzard to chew food.
  • Non bio-degradable waste consists of plastic items, electronic gadgets, metals, etc.
  • They are hazardous to the environment.

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  • Try to recycle and re-use garbage as much as possible.
  • Using too much plastic creates problem as it is hard to dispose them.
  • Recycled plastics can be harmful for our health.
  • On burning, plastics produce harmful gases.
  • We should insist on use of paper bags instead of plastic bags.

Published by Priya Prakash

In the midst of winter, i found there was within me an invincible summer ~ Albert Camus

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