Horticulture Waste Management

Horticulture Waste Management

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Decentralize Horticulture Waste Management

In a municipal precinct, heaps of horticulture waste may be found every day near parks, gardens, and greenbelts. Some locals who still burn tree branches and dry leaves to cook food and to keep themselves warm in winters pick up some of it. But the large mounds of the waste are either made a bonfire of by the caretakers or transported through trucks to landfill sites. Neither of these is a prudent step if the end objective is to protect the environment from the onslaught of pollutants. Some urban authorities install big sized incinerators at the outskirts of the city. These machines convert the horticulture waste into compost or combust it into ashes. But, practically, it has been seen that the capacity of such machines generally does not match with the quantity of horticulture waste that is cumulatively generated in a city at its various green sites.

What is the way out then? Authorities sensitive to holistically preserve the environment are constantly on the lookout for a perfect way to deal with the growing menace of horticulture waste. Most solutions are expensive, and yet do not guarantee effective remedy. Even if a city gets a very large capacity processor to cope with horticulture waste, the transportation of waste between the source of generation to the processing spot demands regular incurring of expenses. Further, the emission of trucks, engaged in the waste transportation, undesirably pollute the air.

 A new innovative reprocessor for horticulture waste is GWR which is an abbreviation of Green Waste Reprocessor. The best thing about this machine is that it is installed close to the point of waste generation, thereby, saving the burden of transporting the waste from the point of generation to the treatment site. Easy to install, it requires small space to set up and can be successfully operated by employing 2 or 3 semi-skilled laborers. GWR recycles the horticulture waste into rich compost which can be used to fertilize the farmland in an organic way. True, a city might require dozens of GWR to successfully reprocess the total horticulture waste, but only a decentralized model of dealing with waste can solve the problem effectively on a sustainable basis.