Our Environment | Class 10 | Activity 15.7 with Solution

Our Environment | Activities in Text Book with Solution

Activity 15.7

Find out what happens to the waste generated at home. Is there a system in place to collect this waste?

Find out how the local body (panchayat, municipal corporation, resident welfare association) deals with the waste. Are there mechanisms in place to treat the biodegradable and nonbiodegradable wastes separately?

Calculate how much waste is generated at home in a day.

How much of this waste is biodegradable?

Calculate how much waste is generated in the classroom in a day.

How much of this waste is biodegradable?

Suggest ways of dealing with this waste.

✅ Answer: This activity should be done by students in their home and class room.

At home and class room, there are various biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastes produced. They have to be collected separately and treated properly.

The local body (panchayat, municipal corporation, resident welfare association) have mechanisms to treat biodegradable & nonbiodegradable wastes separately. They collect wastes and segregate them as biodegradable and non-biodegradable. They are stored in separate waste baskets. 

Improvements in life-style and changes in attitude have generated much amount of waste material.

Changes in packaging have resulted in much of our waste becoming nonbiodegradable.

To deal with the wastes there are many ways. 2 of them are given below:
  • Recycling: The solid wastes like paper, plastics and metals, etc. are recycled.
  • Preparation of Compost: Biodegradable domestic wastes can be converted into compost.

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