Go Green Mumbai with Green Practices
My flat is worth 6 Crores today. I work hard and want to see both my kids settled with a flat each. People in Mumbai work hard so that they can own their own flat someday. We work and slave away every day thinking we can give our children some security with a flat, an education. As Indians nothing gives us more pleasure than to see our children safe and settled in life.
Mumbai is in danger Many of us are not aware of the dangers of living in a coastal city like Mumbai. My flat will be worth a big fat zero if sea levels rise and cover parts of Mumbai
Sea Levels Could Rise by up to 2.8 Feet in India; Mumbai is the Most Vulnerable city
The Madhav Chitale fact finding committee on Mumbai floods 2005, in its report, had referred to warnings about rising sea levels from an increased snow-melting process. “Planning of a coastal city like Mumbai, which has developed mostly on flat reclaimed lands, will have to be very carefully evaluated in terms of risks to the population from inadequate carrying capacities of the stream channels,” stated the report.
The need of the hour is to reduce the food waste that is going to our 3 landfills
Of the 9,400 tonnes of trash that Mumbai sends daily to its dumping grounds , 73% comprises food, vegetable and fruit waste, says the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)’s latest Environment Status Report (ESR).
The Deonar dumping ground, the largest in Mumbai, gets approximately 34% of the trash, while Kanjurmarg and Mulund receives 32% and 34% of the garbage. “Mulund and Deonar dumping ground have nearly exhausted their capacity to receive the garbage,” read the report.
Trash in landfills releases methane gas, a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change
Methane is the second most prevalent gas emitted by human activity following carbon dioxide. And, while Indians emit significantly less methane than carbon dioxide, methane emissions are 25 times more damaging to the environment
Today, 54% of people around the globe live in cities, and those cities could see their populations rise by 2.5 billion by 2050, according to a United Nations estimate.
“We are taking action to make citizens aware about mandatory segregation and composting under the Municipal Solid Waste Management rules, 2016. There is better awareness among the masses. Our target is to reduce the waste going to landfills by 36% (6000MT) by 2019,” said an official.
BMC is under pressure to reduce the waste going into the landfills.
Society Waste Management in Mumbai
By paying just Rs 10 a day Green Practices will pick up your segregated waste 365 days a year, compost it, send the compost to farmers, recycle the rest so that 0% lands up in the landfill.
By being a part of Society Waste Management in Mumbai, you can make a brighter Mumbai.
When you look at it this way, ten rupees seems like a very little cost to save this beautiful city from being lost.