How To Do Waste Management at Home?
Monalisa Patel is a Structural Engineer who has earned her Master’s degree (ME) from the L.J College of Engineering and Technology Ahmadabad in 2018. She is an Engineer (Civil) at SDCPL – Gharpedia. Helping people to solve their queries about construction is her passion. Apart from being blogger, she also participates in structural design at SDCPL. She is reachable on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.
In our day-to-day life, there are lots of waste products coming out from our home. Usually, we don’t pay attention to that waste and throw them out. By doing this, we not only play crucial role in polluting the environment but also waste an opportunity to do something creative and remain profitable. So now, the times has come that we must pay sincere attention to the household waste and do investments in waste products and turn them into reusable products. This will help us to keep our nature GREEN, CLEAN and HEALTHY.
Usually, we have waste of green vegetables remaining unused during cooking, plastic waste like water bottles, polythene bags, etc. or sometimes, thermocol materials in the form of the household waste. Instead of throwing them out, we should start investing in them by recycling them. Hence, waste management at home can be done by recycling and reusing the waste products. Maybe you are going through a remodeling phase at home our simply improving and restructuring some areas. If this is the case, you might want to get the most of every element even after not needing them anymore. Hiring a professional Dumpster Company is one of the best local options when it comes to transporting debris.
Here we have given information on waste management at home, which will help you to make your home clean and healthy.
Waste Management at Home
01. Plastic Waste
Nowadays, plastic has become a huge headache in protecting the nature. So recycling plastics remains the only option for us. From plastic waste like water bottles, plastic cups or any other plastic materials, we can make some decorative items, which are useful in interior décor of your home. We can make a decorative and an attractive flowerpot from waste plastic bottles.
Also, by collecting used pens from the study room, we can make a unique stand, which could be used to place stationery items. This way, we can make useful things from plastic and also by selling them; we can also earn some money.
02. Kitchen Waste
Kitchen waste accounts the most among the household waste. Usually, during cooking, there are many remaining parts of vegetables like green leaves, peels of potato, apple, banana, etc. which are produced as waste. This type of waste is called as “GREEN WASTE”. Managing the green waste is relatively easy as it is decomposable. The best way to reuse green waste and invest it is, to make “VERMICOMPOST FERTILISER”, from it. Vemicompost fertiliser is a very useful organic fertiliser. By using vermicompost fertiliser in the field, farmer can obtain more yields in less time.
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Follow the below steps to make vermicompost fertiliser from your kitchen waste.
01. First of all, collect all the GREEN WASTE of your house and put them in the container.
02. Now, add some amount of water in that mixture to make it more fluid.
03. After a day, add as many earthworms as possible to it and set them free to move in that mixture.
04. Now, those earthworms will like to eat the green waste present there and so and after eating, they will leave residue of their undigested food in that same container.
05. Now, we have to add some amount of soil in that container and keep it closed for 4-5 days.
06. After that, again mix it properly and by doing this, our fertiliser will be ready.
This is a pure organic fertiliser by which the growth of crop will be increase in less time. So, there is a lot of demand of this fertiliser in agricultural market and we can earn good income by selling this. Also you can make your own organic kitchen garden by using this fertiliser. Thus in this waste management at home can be done.
03. Thermocol Waste
Thermocol is polystyrene which is foamed to produce soft balls of plastic. It has excellent thermal insulation properties and hence used in home. Many manufacturers put thermocol sheets in the box of appliances, as a cushion material. This helps in protecting the appliance from any impact during transportation and handling. Normally, we bring our home, a lot of thermocol items when we buy new appliances. The thermocol sheets also play similar role in polluting the nature as the plastic does. So, if possible, we should also recycle those waste items and should use them in an innovative way.
We can also make decorative things, which will definitely make your home interior charming. For example, we can make a beautiful photo-frame and unique and antique things from thermocol.
Like this, so many other things can be made from the WASTE products.
04. Some Other WASTE Products
01. We can make a useful handbag from so many waste polythene bags in our house.
02. We can also sell paper waste to the RECYCLE FACTORY, where it could be recycled and can be used to make different things.
03. We can make a decorative stand from waste ice-cream sticks.
Hence in this way we can do waste management at home, and help in making a pollution free environment. We should strictly follow the slogan of “REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE” the waste products in our house and stop polluting the environment and contribute to conserve the nature.