Waste Production Increases Uncontrollably in Karachi:
Living in Karachi, you must have come across a few dumpsters or vast mounds of garbage by the side of the street. Sometimes the roads are barely passable because of the stink. It is what poor management and thousands of tons of waste production per day do to a city.
According to a study conducted by the City District Government of Karachi, approximately 8,000 tons of waste was produced by Karachi daily in 2014. This figure has immensely increased to an astounding 13,000 tons a day by the mid of 2021.
However, the rapidly increasing population and an unending demand to establish new housing sectors and production industries have only contributed against it.
Poor Management of Solid Waste:
Likewise, the poor management of solid waste has tremendously increased the waste accumulation of the city per day. An ineffective mechanism for management led to the troublesome amount of garbage at every corner of the city.
By 2024, Karachi may generate an estimated 18,000 to 20,000 tons of waste per day, leading to an even worse condition than ever.
To overcome this self-imposed plague of sorts, serious steps are required from the government. Government authorities must work and plan on how to curb the increase in the production of wastage. A good team should be gathered to focus on this matter only.
Recycling is the Best Solution:
On the other hand, the government can surely try to make this enormous amount of valuable junk for the country by recycling it. Building a recycling energy plant that will consume waste to produce energy may work to better our country.
Lastly, as citizens, we should also play our part and try to make our country healthy and greener. We should try to reduce the amount of garbage each individual produces. And try to eliminate the stigma of used and second-hand things, which can help recycle used products, eventually resulting in less waste generation.