Sunday, 13 December 2015

Waste Segregation, Composting, Sustainability Workshop 13th Dec 2015


Begin  their  new  campaign  after  KCDC  Protest  with  a  workshop  uniting  all  seven sectors  of  HSR Layout. 

After HSR residents protested against the Karnataka Compost Development Corporation (KCDC) on October  31,  2015,  they  have  now  decided  to  solve  the  garbage  problem at  the  next  level:  aim  at 100%  segregation  in  HSR  Layout  Ward  and  ensure  that all the  wet  waste  goes  to  the  KCDC. Towards this end, the residents of HSR Layout have come together to form HaSiRu Mithra, a group of over 70 driven residents, to conduct a series of campaigns and drive the agenda. This includes following  the  garbage  auto  and educating  the  residents  to  arranging  workshops  on  a  number  of 
things that could help them in this direction. 

HaSiRu Mithra‟s first such workshop will happen on December 13th. 

Time: 11am-3pm 

Venue: Mini Forest/Tree Park, 22nd „A „Main, 13th Cross, off 24th Main Road, Sector 1, HSR Layout  

It is the right event at the right time. Bengaluru is reeling under a severe garbage crisis. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) spends Rs 300 to Rs 500 crore on waste management and yet there are tonnes of waste across the city. Not to mention, toxic landfills in and around the city. 

“Proper segregation, prompt collection, systematic transport and scientific processing is the need of the  hour,  and  citizens  have  to  come  together  to  address  the segregation  which  is  directly  in  our control,” says Kavitha Reddy, one of the members of HaSiRu Mithra. “Segregated Waste indeed leads to faster collection and transport.” 

“Segregation not only reduces cost, pollution (air, soil, water) and fewer landfills, but also increases recycling, composting, resources recovery and sustainability,” says Lalithamba V, another HaSiRu Mithra member. 

“The  twin  methods  of  segregation  and  composting  promotes  greener,  cleaner  and  healthier environment,”  says  Brig  (retd)  RS  Murthy,  President,  HSR  Layout  Sector  2  Residents  Welfare Association, and an active member of HaSiRu Mithra. 

Agrees  fellow  HaSiRu  Mithra  member  Shanthi  T:  “If  we  demand  a  better tomorrow, we  have  to leave behind a better environment for the future generation. But for that, we need to do our bit.” 

HaSiRu Mithra is inviting residents to be part of this workshop and also bring their family and friends. They are also encouraging people to bring their children as well as the workshop will have Poster Making competitions and Waste Segregation games for children. 

And those who want to join HaSiRu Mithra and spread the message of segregation and composting can register on December 13th and become a volunteer with HaSiRu Mithra. 

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