‘We care for Jayanagar, a voluntary group, organised a waste management awareness session, at Jayanagar 9th Block, on October 9th. Local Jayanagar East (Ward 170) corporator, Muni Sanjeeviah also attended. We care for Jayanagar is a group of residents from various apartments and neighbourhoods of Jayanagar including Adarsh Residency and Chitramala apartment (Byrasandra). Modeled after the "We care for Malleswaram" group, they help local residents get started with responsible waste management practice.
Residents presented information on various aspects of waste management. Suma Rao presented information on what is considered as waste, types of waste and how these wastes are generated. Jayanthi Tirumale spoke about recycling kitchen waste into manure using terracotta pots. Usha Shetty demonstrated segregating dry waste in the kitchen and how plastic, paper, medicine sheets and used bottles could be stored at home to be handed over to the BBMP waste collectors when they come over.
David S R from E-Cure Charitable Trust, a group of green enthusiasts, spoke about e-waste. BBMP posters about waste segregation and classification were handed around. Nalini Shekar spoke about her experiences with the ragpickers and how waste segregation is carried out by them under supervision and its benefits.
The corporator promised support for the programme. He suggested such programmes can be be organised in the rest of the ward so everybody can get to know the importance of waste segregation and recycling waste.⊕
This information was shared by David Selvaraj, a resident of Jayanagar IX block.