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19 Oct 2020

Sort your waste: sort your life

Sorting waste: an act of kindness towards loving the earth

Have you ever thought that disposing of trash without sorting it will only end up being piled, becoming mountains of garbage in landfills? Have you ever thought about how the trash will end up?

Not sorting waste and throwing them away carelessly will only create a problem after another. The garbage that we throw in the trash will be taken by waste collectors to the waste dump and either be scavenged or just piled up into mountains of garbage which eventually causes methane gas explosions, landslides, and environmental pollution.

Assumingly, the waste produced by each person per day is 0.5 kg. With the number of 14,000 students, our campus will produce 7 tons of waste per day which is equivalent to 2,555 tons of waste per year. The waste that is thrown away at the dump will eventually be burned, and without us realizing, the waste from food and beverages that we consume will have a big impact on climate change and damage to the environment around us.

All of us have a role in protecting the environment. Let us together preserve the earth by sorting and disposing of garbage in the right place. All we have to do is throw away trash into the correct color-coded bins, and later, the people from SUTHA Garbage Bank will be reprocessed into products or other useful items. 

Based on its categories, waste is divided into two types; organic waste and non-organic waste. Organic waste is waste originating from living things and can be decomposed by nature, while non-organic waste is waste originating from materials processed by humans such as glass, paper, metals, and others.

Based on each color category:

Blue (Paper): Papers, newspapers, cartons, cardboard boxes, tetra packs, and etc.

Green (Glass): glass bottles, cups, mugs, glass jars, etc.

Orange(Plastic): plastic bottles, plastic packagings, straws, plastic sachets, etc.

Yellow (Cans or metals): canned goods, beverages, aluminum, etc.

Red (E-Waste): electronics, cables, batteries, lamps, remotes, smartphones, etc.

Black (Organik): food wastes, fruits, vegetables, dried leaves, etc. 

Our plan for the future, with your and everyone’s support, SUTHA waste bank will accept household waste deposits that have been sorted (based on the category above) and packed (neatly wrapped in cardboard, made sure to be dry & clean). In return for a savings book according to the type and the amount of waste that was deposited. Let us invest in our future through waste sorting.