CLEAN TO GREEN SOCIETY BY USING ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY AND ITSIMPACT ON HEALTH Dr. SunitaPachori, Reshma Rodrigues MumbaiUniversity, Thakur College of Engineering and Technology, Department Of Humanitiesand Sciences,ThakurVillage, Kandivali (E), Mumbai, [email protected] Mumbai University, AbhinavCollege, Department of ChemistryGoddev Naka, Bhayander (E), Thane,[email protected] Abstract: Environmentaltechnology or clean technology is that the application of ecology, chemistry,environmental compliance and automated strategies to observe, model andconserve the natural atmosphere and resources, and to curb the negative impactsof human involvement.
The new and unmet wants of society symbolize a lot ofcomprehensive information, understanding, and technologies for society to movetowards a healthy atmosphere. Currently, use and disposal of plastic byresidents through waste management activities in complicated not solely createsenvironmental issues, however conjointly reinforces the notion of a wastefulsociety. The paper proposes the issues long-faced by residents in society andaddresses these issues by innovative techniques. New technologies involve humans in a larger means thanstandard technologies and thereby empower them by giving them responsibilitiesand avenues to realize, learn and progress. The study was carried out to establisha healthy society by managing waste disposal within the society. Survey wascarried out to find out the amount of waste disposed and electricity used basedon different parameters like number of people living in the house, electricitybill etc.
Awareness was created among the residents in the society. Organicwaste processor was installed as a part of waste management programme. Keywords: Greentechnology, environment, organic waste processor, waste management,electricity, health and hygiene. Introduction: Greentechnologies are the new innovative ideas to be implemented for a healthy environment.It is a path discovered to improve global economy and environmental crisis bydeveloping new products, systems used to conserve the natural environment andresources. Green Technology minimizes the degradation of the nature; It has lessergreenhouse gas (GHG) emission making the nature safe.1 Greentechnologies have the potential to give birth to sectors which were previouslynot thought of. Particularly at the time of global economic slowdown andenvironmental crisis we need to create paths which can improve the economy andthe environment.
Green Technology gives us an opportunity to combine the two.We can see a very relevant example that of waste disposal. Waste disposal isone of the ways where we can save environmental pollution. It requiresreduction at source, recycling and reusing, thus resulting into a cleanenvironment. On a normal people in a cleaner situation have better efficienciesand a more beneficial and enabled life than individuals in inverse conditions. Eco-friendlytechnologies have had nice impact on communities of the areas wherever theyneed been enforced. Atmosphere-friendly techniques facilitate to keep theenvironment clean and which might profit society financially, physically andmentally.
Fewadvantages of using green technologies are a) Itdoes not discharge anything harmful into the air b) Itcan bring monetary benefits to certain areas c) Requiresless effort so we don’t have to spend a lot of capital to run it d) itcan slow the effects of global warming by reducing CO2 Emissions. Disadvantagesto adopting green technologies are a) Highfunctioning cost b) Lackof knowledge c) optionfor chemical or raw material inputs is not knownd) Noknown alternative process technology e) Uncertaintyabout performance impact f) Lackof human resources and skills. Inaddition to raise consumer alertness of their water use, meter system is alsoan important way to spot and limit water leakage. Water metering would profitsociety in the long run it is proven that water metering increases the competenceof the entire water system, as well as help needless expenses for individualsfor years to come. Methods:Asurvey was conducted to learn the level of awareness in people about the greentechnology. This survey helped us in making a team of intellectuals who arespecialised in different domain and contribute for keeping housing societyclean and green. Teachers gave theoretical knowledge, Businessmen were ready togive the financial support and they helped us in arranging the resources. Societytook the permission from government authorities for implementation of proposedschemes.
We received an overwhelming response from residents. Flash mobs werearranged on different occasion to make it informative. Survey Details:52flats of Salasar Brij Bhoomi Housing Society in Bhayander (West) were takeninto observation. Survey form was prepared for knowing the level of awarenessabout environment by considering the following criterias: 1.
Totalnumber of family members2. Electricityconsumption in winter and summer3. Useof electrical appliances (Star rating)4. Segregationof waste5. Waysyou are contributing to keep your society clean and green6. Revenuegeneration for the procuring the needs of the society7. Treeplantation and its survival8.
Festivalcelebrations using eco friendly items Organic WasteProcessor Installed in The Society:SalasarBrij Bhoomi Housing Society in Bhayander (West) implemented a measure to reducewaste disposal by segregating the daily waste into dry waste which includesplastic, metals etc and wet waste (kitchen waste like cooked food, vegetables,fruits, rice starch etc). The wet waste was collected in “Organic wasteprocessor”. OWP is a BioCNG plant where good bacteria breakdown the organicmaterial in the absence of air producing cooking gas and organic manure. TheBioCNG plant runs without electricity.
3 Process Descriptionof OWP:Aftersegregating the waste the larger waste is passed through the shredder afterwhich it enters the digester which the decomposition takes place. It takes15-17 days to convert the waste into manure which is also called as”Biofertilizer”. This Biofertilizer is used in gardening etc.Problemsfaced by society in implementation of techniques were lack of awareness amongresidents, less cooperation, lack of 100% literacy, lack of self motivation. Discussion andConclusion In 2016 initialsurvey was conducted for identification of problem faced by residents ofsociety and tried to fill the gap by interacting with the society andresidents. Meetings were conducted and association was formed with the group ofpeople specialised in various domains.
Suggestions were taken from differentage groups and planningwas done addressing the various issues faced by residents. Major issues takeninto consideration were water, electricity, organic waste, cleanliness andhealth & hygiene. Thefirst major concern was water saving. Earlier water was supplied for 2 hours ina day. Supply of water was reduced to 30 minutes every day. We were able tosaving approximately 45% of water consumption daily.
The second major concernwas electricity saving. Though the occupants were not sure about the success ofinstalling solar panels for saving electricity, after installation they werehappy about reduction of electricity bill. Hence the idea of implementation ofsolar panels was successful. Third major issue was disposal of waste at individuallevel. Awareness was created by hybrid groups of society comprising of youthand adults of various professions along with MBMC (Mira-Bhayander Municipalcorporation) professionals. Idea of installing organic waste processor wasproposed and finalised. To install the OWP, “Raddi selling campaign” wasinitiated for revenue generation without creating additional burden on theresidents of the society. Fourth major concern was clean and green societysupporting “Clean India” campaign.
Flash mobs wereorganised in the society for cleanliness awareness on weekends and duringholidays. A association was formed to observe the cleanliness of the society.Trees were planted and survival was monitored on weekly basis.
Last major concernas health and hygiene which was addresses by medical professionals by arranginghealth checkups camps free of cost twice a year. Future Scope:1. Bysaving water today the society is contributing their bit towards the waterscarcity issue.2.
Byinstalling solar panels and using solar power the usage cost will bedrastically reduced and the installation cost will be recovered in the longrun.3. Revenuecan be generated by selling the compost and cooking gas can be self utilized orsold.4. Bymaintaining clean and green environment, health and hygiene we can have ahealthy long life and inculcating good habits in future generation.