India is home to around 20 per cent of the world’s population. The waste it emits annually is also humongous, so much so that it is responsible for a little less than 7 per cent of total global emission.
77 per cent of the waste in India is disposed of in open dumps. 18 per cent waste is composted. Only 5 per cent of the total is what gets recycled. The waste that lies in open dumps is what creates problems on personal as well as global levels.Sustainable Development Goals of Climate Action and Responsible Consumption have laid some points that each of us should focus on at personal as well as government levels to make the world a liveable place.All countries should take immediate action to curb this problem, where developed countries should take the lead and developing countries should follow. The action plan should take in account the capabilities of these countries.
Prevention, Reduction, Recycling, Reuse - these 4 should be the major drivers for supply and demand chains.People all over the world should be aware about sustainable development so they can modify their lifestyle to live in harmony with nature.Whatever waste there is, it should be segregated accordingly. Chemical waste, domestic waste, industrial waste, everything should be segregated so as to form a better world to live in.
By: Krishh Gupta
Manav Sthali School