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More information is always better than less information - Aman


Hi, I am Aman shaikh from Ahmedabad. A teen who likes thinking from another point of view! A teen who supports positively and change-making.

So well guys, in this writing you will find one best solution according to me 😁

So without any further ado, let’s get started!

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So, people, these days don’t really have that much knowledge of specific common things, and it’s not actually their fault it’s the fault of the current society! It doesn’t let you know what happens.


You know, less than half of India's children between the age of 6 and 14 go to school. A little over one-third of all children who enrol in grade one reach grade eight. At least 35 million children aged 6 - 14 years do not attend school. 53% of girls in the age group of 5 to 9 years are illiterate.

I mean wow! ( ・ั _・ั )

Can you even imagine this! And after creating waste the people say “Itne se desh ka kya hoga? Bhai, if you are that kind of person na then listen, sahi hai itne se desh ka kuch nahi hoga lekin baad me itna itna kar ke jub landfill banega na tab tumhara or desh dono ka kuch to hoga!”


Dude I have seen people like that! And that is all about the information they get.

Na, na have you come across a drunk person and ask them why do you drink it, when you know that it’s harmful?

So, some people know how harmful it can be! But still, they do that! But here most of the people don’t. The same point goes to waste management!


If you are a parent, have you ever seen your kids doing the same as you do?

People just watch and learn. People just see that they are in comfort but never give a damn about what others do! Are you one of them?

• You say, without knowledge can you do anything?

• Without knowing 'pencil kaise pakadte hai' (how to hold a pencil) can you write?

• Can you just invent the time machine and you don’t know what happened last day?

• You say, if you are a student and don’t even know what really happened in the class and don’t know anything about the syllabus and the topics, can you still crack the exam? Can you at least solve a simple one mark question? No, dude, you can’t!

• Say, without any information of cooking. Can you cook like your mother? Can you know what ingredients to add? Can you know the best recipe? No, still dude, you never can!


Same goes with the waste management too if all the information is clear then no worries!

So,

• Do let your parents know about the current status of the waste generation.

• Do let them know about how can we reduce waste. (One of my previous blogs could work)

• Do let them know about the decomposing time of each waste they produce!


Plastic bag: Plastic waste is one of many types of wastes that take too long to decompose. Normally, plastic items take up to 1000 years to decompose in landfills. But plastic bags we use in our everyday life take 10-20 years to decompose. Can you even imagine that? What cool things can happen in 10 or 20 years? Whereas plastic bottles take 450 years! 450 years dude! Not Mostly of 5 people’s total age!! Isn’t it?


So, in olden days people said to use plastic bags instead of paper bags because? To save trees! And in

current status, people say use paper instead of plastic to save, wait what are we saving here?

We are saving our self dude!




Let them and you and ask them as many questions as they can they and you can!

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So well, many people here will ask many questions about how can they learn about it. I have just

If they can’t read how about a video?

(Available in Hindi and English)

Ask them many questions and answer them many!

Make weekly sessions and ask them some questions!

Make it as unique as you can!

Still didn’t know how the sessions look like or how to plan?

So here you go! Some more points!

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• Make sure that they are not getting bored.

• Make a theme on every weekend like plastic bottles, vegetable waste, etc. And get information about it or focus on one thing.

• Show them videos or other sources as well such as books. ( It’s okay if they don’t want to)

• Have talks and share about the benefits that they are gaining!

Here are some pros and cons:

Pros:

  • They can have a clear idea of how wastes are generated

  • They can always re-use waste.

  • They might help others by sharing information

  • They will learn many things about government work and some geography.

  • They can even be more confident about their information.

  • They can also get in touch with the municipal corporation in that area to talk about the problem.

  • They can complain to the local officials if the corporation doesn’t agree.

Cons:

  • They might not follow it!. They might say yes and not follow it. They can deny it

Summary: Share the pro tips on waste management with your family. In this blog are some details on waste management and some of my perspectives too.


Thanks for reading


Links for informative videos of waste production in India:

English: https://youtu.be/_NkqwMitQ8o

Hindi: https://youtu.be/RmB0CDug0hk

https://www.postconsumers.com/2011/10/31/how-long-does-it-take-a-plastic-bottle-to-biodegrede/

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literacy_in_India


- Aman Shaikh, Teach for India student

Grade 7, Brighton English School, Ahmedabad




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