Our Environment (C10) Management of Natural Resources (C10)

Students in a school listened to the news read in the morning assembly that the mountain of garbage in Delhi, suddenly exploded and various vehicles got buried under it. Several people were also injured and there was traffic jam all around. In the brain storming session the teacher also discussed this issue and asked the students to find out a solution to the problem of garbage. Finally they arrived at two main points - one is self management of the garbage we produce and the second is to generate less garbage at individual level.

(a) Suggest two measures to manage the garbage we produce.

(b) As an individual, what can we do to generate the least garbage ? Give two points.

(c) List two values the teacher instilled in his students in this episode.

Answer

a. Measures to Manage Garbage

  • Incineration
  • Waste compaction
  • Biogas generation
  • Composting
  • Segregation and safe disposal
  • Vermicomposting

b. What can you do to generate less garbage

  • Reuse of empty bottles, books, etc.
  • Reduce the use of non-biodegradable substances like polythene, thermocol, etc.

c. Awareness about environment, scientific attitude, concern for community health and personal health