Problem – “The major problem is that the waste is not segregated in my locality. If this issue is not addressed at the earliest, the waste can cause a lot of damage to the environment.”
Solution – I have designed a few posters and made a brochure to create awareness on waste segregation.. My friends and I met at my house to put up posters in my locality. We indirectly interacted with the people of the locality about the topic of waste segregation by putting up posters.
Then we collected some old buckets and painted them over with blue, green and yellow to serve the purpose of segregation bins for wet, dry and infectious waste in the society. Moreover, my parents supported me financially by helping me get the essential supplies. The mentors of Bhumi guided me on how I can reach out to more and more people using social media hence I’ve created an Instagram handle @climatechange_activist and post regularly about simple tips & tricks to be eco conscious. I also motivate them by giving examples of our work and I have also given them an open invitation to join us if they are willing to.
I’m next planning to send a letter to the municipality to send different garbage trucks to collect the segregated waste. Lastly, I will be asking a few questions to the garbage collector, to verify if the waste is segregated and recycled properly in the final stages.