Dump Detective- Peeping into the Dustbin
You have just make a basket - threw your half-eaten apple into the dustbin. Ever wondered about the journey from the dustbin. Waste is not something to be just swept out of the house, it is a resource in the wrong place. Infact is there anything that goes ‘waste’ in our economy?
On the waste trail......
Read: Articles/books on solid waste
Interview: Ragpickers- How do you segregate waste, How much of it do you collect daily? Where is it sold? How long do you work veryday? How much do you earn? Cleaning staff: How many trips do you make?How do you transport from place of collection? What wages are you paid?Do you segregate into recyclable, compostable and hazardous before loading it
Visit: A landfill site, plastic/paper recycling plant, composting plant, municipality office.