GARBAGE, AN ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD
Garbage is a great environmental hazard. It comes from various sources- used paper, tiffin packing, plastic bags, ice- cream wrappers, bottle caps, fallen leaves from trees and many more. Garbage makes the premises ugly, unkempt and breeds diseases. It should be disposed of properly. A lot of trash that is thrown away contains material that can be recycled, and reused such as paper, metals and glass which can be sent to the nearest recycling center or disposed of to the junk dealer. It also contains organic matter such as leaves, which can enrich soil fertility. A compost pit can be made at a convenient location where the refuse can be placed with layers of soil and an occasional sprinkling of water. This would help decomposition to make valuable fertilizer. As far as possible plastic bags should be avoided to throw in the garbage. This would also prevent pollution that is usually caused by burning such organic wastes.