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‘Segregation at source solution to solid waste crisis’

Source: Asian age, Date: , 2017

 Source: Asian age , New Delhi, Sep 3, 2017:- Terming the Ghazipur landfill incident a disaster in waiting to happen, experts said that the only solution ahead is to reduce the volume of waste generated by the national capital through segregation at source. Segregation of waste means separating biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste. Even after several court ruling and order in this regard, it has been a failed initiative in Delhi.“What we need to do is reduce the volume of waste that goes to the landfill sites by adopting segregation of waste into categories like dry, wet, and e-waste. It can be processed accordingly; like wet or kitchen waste can be composted into manure which will in turn lead to less waste being dumped at the landfill sites. It’s a long term project,” said environment activist Vikrant Tongad.

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