Brahma society, Dwarka: Blue and green to keep things clean

Separate bins for dry and wet waste at Brahma Society
Photo: Akhilesh Pandey
Posted: Sep 23, 2016

As part of a green initiative, Brahma society in Sector 7, Dwarka, has started waste segregation and composting. The segregation is happening both on the level of individual households and on a larger scale. The society is keen to initiate a composting system to convert wet waste into compost.

One of the key heads behind the initiative, Munish Kundra, also a member of managing committee, said, “The committee is supporting this green cause, and the residents are quite enthusiastic about it as well. Each house has been provided with dustbins for waste segregation. For every block too, we have placed both blue and green dustbins for dry and wet waste. We want our society to become a zero-waste complex, and we are making a collective effort towards that.”

To discuss the various aspects of waste segregation and composting, a workshop was organised in the society by Dwarka Forum. Residents were made aware of the importance of segregated waste and composting.

At the workshop, it was explained how waste once mixed is nearly impossible to segregate, and thus source segregation is the only answer. An expert from Dwarka Forum, Swarna Latha, explained, “When we compost, we are not only reducing waste by half but also creating black gold or ‘compost’. Having separate bins for dry and wet waste might seem like a small step, but it is game-changing for the environment.”

President of the society, AK Dua, said the management will make all efforts so this can be a zero-waste society. He also said that residents have been supportive and the concept should indeed be a success.


Swarna Latha of Dwarka Forum explains the importance of separating waste at the source  

TAGS: Brahma Society / Sector 7 / Dwarka / Compost / Zero-waste / Segregation / Composting / Dustbins