Congratulations to the World’s best Universities for successfully producing the best Innovative & Design engineers to this world. I mean to say thank you for helping those developing countries w.r.t the developments and meant that, the future lies to be in the safe hands.
But aren’t you guys are totally missing out on one thing, very seriously:
While in the name of developments, the future looks to be very bright to all but a clear unsafe environment from my end. I hear to many people who call me and shae their ideas over innovative product designs and solutions, which has no clear end point. I mean to ask:
- “What is the % of Environmental Destruction that you are expecting in the name of technology development?”
- “What are your key factors included to recover them back in a span of time after entering the market?”
This is almost an unexpected question to all because the education system hasn’t adapted this method of pure questioning for the sake of environment. Though an illiterate answer pops up upon the research, there are still no substantial rules and efforts taken by an individual towards protection, because even the business model canvas of a company fails to provide a special column for this.
Just a quick research, to help you gather numbers:
India which is meant to be a developing country stands at 5th position in SOLID WASTE production, Which means:
- It produces 345M MT/year.
- It is close to 1M MT/Day.
- And it is expected to grow at 6M MT/Day by 2025.
- Among Which 12Bn MT will be LANDFILLED.
- By 2030 India will need a Landfill area of 88sq.kms which is nearly equal to size of Bangalore.
- By 2070 India should look out for land to dump the waste.
And if you want me to state that in a lay man’s words:
- It takes 3M Trucks for 15 times, if you take a roadtrip from MUMBAI to Los Angles to clear the landfilled waste in INDIA.
- INDIA is the 3rd Largest importer of Waste Materials due to shortage of raw material productions.
If it meant to categorize waste:
•Solid Waste – Paper, Plastic, Metal, E-waste, Wet, Medical, Glass, Wood.
•Liquid Waste – Household, Industrial etc.
•Gaseous Waste – Manufacturing sectors.
And Waste exists everywhere due to poor technologies involved in COLLECTION and SEGREGATION.
E-waste – 2.2M MT/year, Paper Waste – 12M MT/year, Plastic Waste – 9.3M MT/year, Metal Waste – 28M MT/year, Medical Waste – 7.9M MT/year.
A total of 68M MT/year which even includes Wood, Glass etc and expected to grow by 6M MT/day.
This total waste in INDIA is greatly handled by the unorganized sector of INDIA, among which 78% is expected to be land filled which are left after the valuables are sold to money.
Authorized recyclers in INDIA who name themselves as formal recyclers, are of 2.2% of the total market, who are struggling hard to compete with the unorganized stake holders and big players who can give a better price and can tamper weights.
Should it be cut down while in the process of Manufacturing or Should it be processed Properly!
Who’s responsibility is this?