Nowadays, the problem of waste is becoming a significant problem for many countries around the world, including Indonesia. Garbage has been scattered everywhere, and is a new problem to treat garbage because mixed garbage is difficult to recycle. So, in fact, to overcome this waste problem, everyone must start with the domestic environment. Ideally, every household understands that household waste needs to be sorted into organic and non-organic, or simply: wet and dry waste.
What is waste sorting?
Waste separation refers to the separation of wet and dry waste, with the aim of easily recycling dry waste and using wet waste as compost.
Why should we separate waste?
When we sort the waste, there is a reduction of the waste dumped, the level of pollution of the air and the water will be considerably reduced. Separation of waste also facilitates the application of different processes – composting and recycling can be applied to different types of waste.
Here are some steps to manage and separate waste:
- Keep separate containers for dry and wet waste in the kitchen.
- Store two large bags to separate dry waste (paper and plastic) and household waste
- Keep the plastic out of the kitchen and place it in a dry container. Make sure there is no food left in the dry bins.
- Discard the wet debris from your home every day. Keep and dispose of dry waste out of the home once a week.
- Keep paper bags for disposal of sanitary waste.
Practice waste management in groups or communities
The best way to practice waste management is to form a group of like-minded people. The waste sorting process should be explained in detail to the families / neighbors. Create an environmental conscience to simplify the process. Preferably, a particular neighborhood prepares two separate bins for storing dry waste and wet waste. Dry waste will be taken periodically by the mobile waste service.
This is why, since two months, Vox Teneo Asia imposes the segregation of waste in the office. We provide three bins for sorting organic, non-organic and plastic waste. The organic waste will be transformed into compost, the non-organic waste will be sent to waste shelters which will recycle the waste, in particular the plastic waste. By sorting the waste in the office, we participated in the preservation of nature.