A Study on Awareness about Waste Segregation and Waste Recycling among the Post Graduate Students of University Hostels in Manasagangotri Campus

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Due to various reasons urban areas are facing many challenges. Unhealthy disposal of solid waste is one of the important problems in many societies, and waste recycling is considered as a solution for managing solid wastes. Waste Management is great challenge to the environmental sustainability, it not only shows the challenge but also it shows the social handicap. In India various Laws, regulations and guidelines are existing related to Solid Waste Management, such as:
 MSW (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000.
 Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011
 Toolkit for Solid Waste Management-Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, 2012
Despite of these rules, regulation and guidelines waste management is still a
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Due to various reasons urban areas are facing many challenges. Unhealthy disposal of solid waste is one of the important problems in many societies, and waste recycling is considered as a solution for managing solid wastes. Waste Management is great challenge to the environmental sustainability, it not only shows the challenge but also it shows the social handicap. In India various Laws, regulations and guidelines are existing related to Solid Waste Management, such as:
 MSW (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000.
 Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011
 Toolkit for Solid Waste Management-Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, 2012
Despite of these rules, regulation and guidelines waste management is still a great challenge to urban society. Solid waste management is the primary responsibility local authority, so people will not give much importance to this waste management in India. Normally people think waste means any organic or inorganic substances which have lost their valve from the user. But there is nothing like waste in nature, it is only the resources at wrong places. If we use these waste as resources environmental sustainability can be achieve. Waste management will successful, it will need people support and active participation and involvement. People involvement is most important in two ways. Namely
 Storage of Waste/Segregation of waste at Source is essential step of Waste management.
 Practice of 4 ‘R’ R - Reuse

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