(a) Is garbage disposal the responsibility only of the government?

(b) Is it possible to reduce problems relating to the disposal of garbage?

(a) Proper disposal of garbage should be a concern of every citizen, and not just of the government. Each and every individual must reduce activities that pollute the environment. A lot of waste is generated from homes, offices, schools, hospitals, etc. It includes food waste, paper, plastic, glass, metal, etc. Therefore, it is required that every individual must reduce the production of wastes and must help in the proper disposal of these wastes.

(b) Yes, it is possible to reduce problems related to disposal of garbage. Here are some steps that can be observed by every individual to reduce the problem of garbage disposal.

(i) Avoid using plastic bags. Encourage shopkeepers to use paper bags or always carry a cloth or jute bag while shopping.

(ii) Save paper. Use both sides of paper to write.

(iii) Use separate bins for recyclable and non-recyclable waste.

(iv) Kitchen waste that includes fruit and vegetable peels, waste food, tea leaves, etc. can be used to make manure.

(v) Encourage your family, friends, and others to follow proper disposal practices.

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