What if you could be generating absolutely zero waste or you didn’t have to give much thought to what to do with the waste generated at home or you didn’t have to put out waste for the corporation anymore? Not possible, you say, but Joint Managing Director of Southern Roadways, Mridula Ramesh thinks that it is definitely doable. In fact, she and her family get biodegradable waste from the Municipal Corporation for the own bio gas fermenter.
“Climate change has been at its worst stage recently. Flooding has gone up, the intensity of storms has worsened,” says Madurai-based Mridula Ramesh who has successfully implemented zero-waste living in her family. Students, teachers and corporations talk about climate change and going green. But a few implement it. “People mindlessly throw things into water bodies. But they don’t realize that all water bodies lead to the sea and eventually the sea too, will be clogged with plastic and other waste,” she says.
“Two main things that needs to be taken into consideration while going green is waste management and conserving water,” Mridula says. One of the first things she did to get her family to manage waste properly as to weigh the waste they jointly generated each day and be accountable for it. “Something as simple as cutting down on unnecessary purchase can cut down the waste generated,” Mridula explains.