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The lane composting unit can accommodate 25 kg of waste per day from
70 houses on the 10th Cross and 11th Cross of Rajendra Nagar
Community composting begins at 10th Cross, Rajendra Nagar to turn
wet waste from homes into compost.
Until recently, 10th Cross Road of Rajendra Nagar at Adugodi ward in BTM Layout Assembly segment was one large black hole with garbage strewn around.
But now it’s likely to become a model lane, thanks to the efforts of Saahas, a non-profit organization, which has introduced the concept of lane composting.
From September 7, residents of this road, have been dumping their wet waste into a composting unit set up by Saahas, which has been helping communities manage their waste at source by reducing, reusing and recycling, since 2001. (BBMP) provided space for the unit. The purpose of this exercise is to collect wet waste and convert it into compost, while deterring people from throwing it on the road and reducing the burden on landfills. The wet waste will get converted into compost in 30 to 45 days.
Growing up in the 80s in India, I found myself surrounded with messaging about “Small family, Happy family”, “Hum do, Hamare do”….and yet around me there existed families having the Government defying third child, with the child made to feel as if it was brought forth more as an afterthought. The story of the third bin, the Red Bin, is similar to that of the third child. One whose very existence is questioned at first, and who eventually becomes an integral, essential and dear member of the family, treated with love equal to the older siblings by the parents.