Taking responsibility !

Every time I pass by the garbage yard, the thought that comes to my mind is the amount of waste that we, as human beings, produce. As the new fly overs, foyers, apartments, brands, recipes, movies, cars and every other element of material wealth get produced, waste and discards have been logical by products.

In our race to accumulate we have somehow missed the true meaning and necessity to assimilate. Cities like Bangalore continue to explode at its seams, and there is so much of clamour about the lack of infrastructure and the inability of the city to take any more of the explosion.

One element that gets missed, even in discussions, is waste management. What do we do with the tons of waste that get produced every day? As I peered into a semi – garbage yard, I got to see all items that were assembled there.

Discarded plastic cans, ropes, shoes, containers, stationary holders, newpapers, pieces of clothes, parts of automobile, plates, pots et al. Articles that would have seen their hey days. Now discarded with abandon.

As a society, people inhabiting planet Earth must take responsibility, that as much as we provide for the creation of the new, we must also take care of what we do with waste. Our responsibility does not cease the moment it goes out of our dust bins into a larger bins outside.

For example, a simple step in the direction would be, shunning plastic. Plastic will ruin us, and Mother Earth. Well, shunning plastic would be ‘very’ difficult as we have to carry stuff differently, among other things, and could very well be incovenienced. But thats a small price to pay for the huge pay off for future generations.

Lets spread the message, and make people more fundamentally aware ! And by the way, lets try and lead by example ! The first step would be to take responsibility for the waste we produce as we rush to claim the glory for producing stuff the world will applaud us for.

8 thoughts on “Taking responsibility !

  1. Keshi says:

    ur such a enthousiastic and great citizen of ur country. Im so proud of ya! Someone’s gotta take the initiative and spread the msg to start making a move. U have just done that and well-done!


  2. appreciate your call for self control. We throw too much rubbish..sometimes I dump one big black bag every other day. If we dont over buy, we dont have to throw, if we save a little each time, then we dont have to dump/.

  3. Swatantra says:

    Well point made!! Waste managment

    i am not sure, if you are aware of a place in Chandigarh( capital city of Haryana and Punjab) called Rock Garden, made by Nake Chand, who made this garden. Each and everything which is there in the garden is made from waste like tyres, bangles, etc… Amazing stuff!!

    We need many more Nake Chand in INDIA!! or people like him who can take intiatives!!

  4. GuNs says:

    ITs not only plastic, man.
    I heard that a 3 foot high stack of newspapers takes as much wood as an entire tree !

    The fast food chains are increasing this wastage by tens of times. I mean, today I bought a burger from subway and the entire bunch of paper/plastic that came with it was probably more voluminous thn the burger itself. They even give water, sauce and everything else in plastic/styrofoam containers.

    I think we should do something to request these fast food chains to do what other conventional restaurants do – use ceramic/metal plates/crockery/cutlery.



  5. Anonymous says:

    Nice thought Kavi. Its hight time we thought about waste management.

  6. Anonymous says:

    good post kavi. oops sorry i’m new to you but came to you thru some blog search. me a new blogger at

    pass on ur comments when u get time.

    see ya

  7. I appreciate it. We normally try to recycle the plastic boxes here. We have a separate bin collected by the Councils and we are supposed to clean the used milk cans, other bottles and put them in the recycle bin which is later picked by the Council. I wish this happens there too.

  8. Kavi says:

    Keshi: Thanks ! Planet earth is ours and it is our collective responsibility to pass it on to future generations !

    GP: Cant say it better !

    Swatantra: Am not aware of this place ! Sounds very interesting ! Will make it there some day! Thanks for sharing

    Guns : Plastic was just a case in point mate ! I didnt know that about Subway ! will watch out !!

    KK: Time is of the essence. We need to build momentum ! Perhaps you can write about it too

    Kittu: Welcome here ! Will visit your place some time

    Balaji: Thats such a simple but effective system. The apathy here confounds me.

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