Waste Management | Have This Conversation With Your Kids

India’s urban population of 429 million citizens produces a whopping 62 million tonnes of garbage every year. Crazy isn’t it? Wait until you hear what we are doing with all this waste. Nothing.

In this day and age, we have grown as accustomed to consumption as we are to breathing. It is non-stop consumption every single day from the day we are born. Do we ever stop to think if this is normal? If it affects more than just our pockets? All of this consumption is producing astronomical amounts of waste that is going somewhere, but where?

Conveniently out of our vision and thus out of our attention.

Did you know that India’s urban population of 429 million citizens produce a whopping 62 million tonnes of garbage every year? Crazy isn’t it? Wait until you hear what we are doing with all this waste. It’s just piling up 15 stories high, some of these skyscrapers on the verge of collapsing.

That needs to worry us because so far we’ve been doing nothing. If you’ve been reusing or reducing or recycling even a little bit, then you’re one of the good ones. Most people don’t even know what waste management actually is and that’s not helping one bit.

Today, in this episode of Kidsstoppress Podcasts – A Parenting Happy Hour, India’s top parenting podcast, Mansi Zaveri, the founder of Kidsstoppress.com speaks to us about the forgotten waste crisis that we’re going through right this moment.

After going through various articles and talking to many friends of the environment, these are some of the troubling facts and figures I found out about the situation we find ourselves in today.

In this episode we are going to cover:

  • Some observations about the way we consume.
  • The 15-storey piles of garbage in our landfills.
  • The absolute state of our dumping grounds.
  • The future we’re leaving behind for our children.
  • Taking simple steps that go a long way.

We are going to have 6 familiar faces, and friends of the environment talk to us about 0 waste living, how they do it, and tell you how easy it is. No. I am not telling you to stop living, and stop buying. I am saying, please start somewhere so we can give our children a better future.

You don’t even need to stop consuming, you can reduce wherever you want to or switch to easy and sustainable alternatives instead. For example these 8 natural ingredients to use for hair and skin care or this sustainable clothing brand for kids.

I feel more than the effort it is the lack of awareness that makes us consume so much. You probably use chemical kitchen cleaners at home. But did you know how easy it is to make our own non toxic kitchen cleaners at home? That’s why this conversation is the need of the hour.

If you like this episode, don’t forget to check out our other articles and episodes on parenting where we share with you how to raise an eco-warrior and how to make your kids environmentally conscious

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