With the rise in urbanization and growing population, it is challenging to manage the overburden of overcrowded cities, and extensive air and water pollution while meeting the overgrowing demands for food, clothing, and shelter using tremendous resources for everyone. We must strive to take care of the environment during such times by opting for sustainable practices.
Gardening is more than just planting plants. As a gardener, you must regularly check on your plants, nourish them, water them and provide adequate support. Despite taking care of the plants, sometimes they stop blooming, stunting their growth. During such times, gardeners provide a dose of nutrients in the form of fertilizers or organic growth promoters. While manually giving nutrition to the plant, the gardeners must ensure excess manure is not provided as it can start deteriorating the plant’s health
Setting up a garden has a substantial positive impact on your health, as gardening requires patience, knowledge and getting your hands dirty. It even creates a therapeutic atmosphere for a plant parent. This guide is ideal for knowing everything you need to know about gardening as a beginner, to build the perfect garden in your own home.
Waste can be defined as discarded and useless materials which do not possess any value. Solid waste is generated from different sources such as households, industries, agriculture, commercial spaces and other human activities, and pose significant environmental and public health risks. Thus, effective solid waste management is a necessity.
As per UNICEF, solid waste is categorized into two: Biodegradable and Non-Biodegradable waste. Biodegradable waste includes kitchen waste, agricultural waste, human and animal waste, which can be decomposed by the biological action of living microorganisms. However, non-biodegradable wastes are those which cannot be decomposed biologically. It includes plastic, metal, glass etc. This is the reason why non-biodegradable waste management using different technologies and solutions have assumed greater importance today.
According to estimates, approximately 60 million tonnes of garbage is generated every day in India. To make matters worse, 75% of the garbage, which is around 45 million tonnes, is disposed off in the landfills without proper treatment. If the existing waste generation rate continues, experts believe that India will need close to 66,000 hectares of land, for dumping waste. Moreover, improper solid waste disposal can cause pollution, spread diseases and pose risk to public health. Thus, the current situation is quite alarming and better solid waste management practices and innovative solutions are the need of the hour.
Organica Biotech’s Soilmate is one of the best solutions to boost compost productivity. The rapidly acting bacteria decompose organic waste and convert it into nutrient-rich manure. It is capable of increasing the speed and efficiency of the composting process. You can do you part in controlling the waste menace by composting food waste using SoilMate.
SoilMate consists of rapidly acting bacteria that help in the decomposition of all kinds of waste in the compost pile. Its Odour busting technology is capable of suppressing the foul odour. Also, SoilMate inhibits harmful pathogens and repels flies and insects. Use SoilMate and turn your spoils into soil without any hassles.
Oil pollution can cause soil contamination when petroleum products reach the soil through incidents of spills, leakages, or transportation. It adversely affects the natural soil environment, disturbs the health of plants and inhibits plant growth. The degree of saturated hydrocarbons, volatile components and aromatic compounds in oil makes it difficult to be degraded naturally in soil. [...]
The simple and effective technique helps in combating the solid waste management challenge. In this way, waste can be turned into a resource using composting and it is environment friendly too.
Now more than ever before, due to the Coronavirus, management of waste is critical to creating a better future for individuals as well as society. The pandemic has stressed on the urgent need for clean surroundings, maintaining good physical hygiene and effective solid waste management. Currently, there is no evidence about the ability of COVID-19 virus [...]