The residents of apartments in major areas of Ernakulam like Edappaly, Kalamassery, etc. have come up with an allegation against the respective municipalities and the Kochi Corporation as well that the authorities are showing negligence in picking up plastic waste, especially sanitary napkins and diapers, from the residential areas.
Waste management has always been a concern for Kochites with the increasing population and lack of appropriate space to dispose the waste properly. Environmental problems have become a major point around which the proper disposal of waste, green methods to do so etc., are being discussed on a daily basis.
All the waste material collected from residential areas, offices, schools and other organisations are dumped at the Brahmapuram plant. Various groups from Kudumbasree units are deployed to collect the waste from different places, that is later dumped here. For the purpose of collecting waste, the municipality has given clear and strict instructions that the degradable and non-degradable waste should be kept separately so that they can be collected seperately.