CCP begins waste awareness


To create awareness about the four-bin segregation system, the Corporation of the city of Panaji has started a campaign with the assistance of students.
Around 100 B.Ed students from Nirmala Institute, Altinho, went to various houses in Miramar to inform residents about the new system and seek their cooperation. The four-bin system segregation will start on March 18.
Miramar generates four truckloads of dry non-biodegradable waste per week, which is collected every Monday and Thursday by the CCP. This waste, in a mixed form includes paper, plastic bags, cloth, leather, rubber, tetrapak, which makes it difficult to segregate once it is heaped together with similar waste from other parts of the city.
The process is time consuming and labour-intensive. Also, it is found that a large portion of wet waste is also discarded by residents in plastic bags into the dry waste collection.
The CCP stated that around 60 housing colonies in Panaji have moved on to the four-bin segregation system.
Residents have been urged to hand over segregated waste to the CCP collection workers in four different parts collected either in bins or bags. [TOI]