Human’s immune system is different from one another. Although it shows no signs of illness, humans can be carriers of the COVID-19 virus or other viruses and bacteria. That is why, it is advisable to remain vigilant, maintain cleanliness, and maintain a distance in ‘the new normal’ phase later.
To prevent the spread of disease, the following is the recommended steps of waste management in ‘the new normal’:
#1 Sort waste at least into 3 types: organic, inorganic, and medical/infectious
Disinfect waste (also read: How to Manage Medical Mask Waste) and label medical/infectious waste to help warn the surrounding and waste management officers to be more vigilant. Especially if there are family members who have recently traveled far away, or are under surveillance of contracting the virus.
Help to remind the waste management officer in the neighborhood to be more vigilant, get the instructions on the following link.
#2 Process Organic Waste to Prevent it from Pilling Up
In order not to invite pests and become a growth medium for bacteria that are harmful to humans, process organic waste into compost. Here are tips on managing organic waste from Waste4Change.
#3 Prioritize Using Materials That Can Be Used Repeatedly
Mountain of waste can be the next source of disease, especially since landfills in Indonesia are on the verge of overcapacity.
Unless it is recommended directly by medical personnel/doctors to use a disposable protective mask or glove, try to use personal protective equipment that can be reused. For example, masks that can be washed, disinfected, and dried. Keep paying attention to your health and replace the mask at least once a day or if dirty.
#4 Bring Your Own Lunchbox and Bottle
If you previously only brought empty lunch boxes and empty tumblers for takeaway, from now on make it a habit to cook and prepare your own food too.
Not only does it prevent the spread of disease, but it can be a new way to save money. We can also reduce the production of disposable food packaging waste.
#5 Keep Your Distance
Are there a lot of disinfectant bottles and hand sanitizers piled up at your home? How about cardboard and wrapping paper?
Segregate the trash, keep it sterile, and don’t forget to recycle it!
Whether through a garbage bank or a private waste transportation service that routinely picks up your waste every day, it is recommended to keep a distance while ensuring that the waste is recycled optimally.
Waste4Change provides waste transportation services directly to the house: Personal Waste Management, which ensures that client waste is picked up and transported in a segregated state, as well as being optimally recycled to minimize waste that ends up in the landfill.
For companies/businesses that are starting to be active again and want to ensure that office, business, or brand labeled waste is optimally managed, please check the Responsible Waste Management service from Waste4Change.
Stay Healthy, Keep Manage Your Waste Responsibly in The New Normal!