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‘Garbage to Gold’ Workshop at NTPC-Ramagundam

Renowned waste management expert Shri C Srinivasan, Project Director, Indian Green Service (IGS), Vellore who was the chief speaker at the ‘Garbage to Gold’ workshop held at NTPC-Ramagundam on July 12, 2017 said that before we worried about how to dispose of waste, there was a chance to stop waste from even becoming ‘waste’. He further explained that if garbage is collected within the first six hours, it isn’t even waste yet. It can easily be used for other purposes like food or compost. Collection of garbage twice in a day is now a practice in some places, he added.

Held as part of Swachh Bharat Pakhwada (July 01-15, 2017), the programme was attended by employees and their spouses in large numbers. In his talk Shri Srinivasan explained how garbage or waste can be utilized properly to the larger benefits of the society through his own personal experiences and projects.

He demonstrated how simple steps can help us reduce the larger problem of waste management and garbage disposal through some wonderful examples. The Project Director of IGS further explained that garbage segregation starts from home through Red and Green Dustbin. While Red Dustbin will contain inorganic wastes like paper, card board, plastic, electric wire, glass, metal, robber, bottles, foot bears, the Green Dustbin contains organic wastes like vegetables, garden leaves, meat leftovers, food, coconut, tea, wood, etc.

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