“Waste segregation is the mother program because the idea of waste segregation is not just waste segregation per se. The idea behind this is to really minimize or reduce the volume of garbage. We are dumping at our landfills but then at the same time, we still want people to learn how to manage their own garbage.”---This is rightly quoted by Frederika Rentoy, an environmental chief of the Quezon City in Philippines. Parvaah upholds the responsibility to reduce and manage waste and its volunteers are actively educating people about waste disposal techniques and also ensuring waste segregation in various regions of Jaipur and Delhi.
The first step towards waste management is segregating the waste into dry waste and wet waste. Dry waste includes wood and related products, metals and glass. Wet waste typically refers to organic waste usually generated by eating establishments and is heavy in weight due to dampness. Waste can also be segregated on basis of biodegradable or non-biodegradable waste. Biodegradable waste is a type of waste which can be broken down, in a reasonable amount of time, into its base compounds by micro-organisms and other living things, regardless of what those compounds may be while Non-biodegradable waste does not break down into natural components and exists in the environment for a long time. Examples are tyres, plastics, electronic components and metals.