PLANNING FOR THC
Select your cleanup site
A popular tourist spot,
a famous landmark,
ecological areas, campuses,
a stretch of road, etc.
Gloves and sacks to pick and collect the waste. Weighing scale and data sheets. Do not forget to make provisions for water.
Enroll volunteers through schools/ colleges/ organisations or individuals. Use social media or by word of mouth.
Brief the volunteers
Do dedicate some time to brief the volunteers on how the cleanup is to be carried out, and on wearing proper clothing and shoes.
Register your event
Register your event online. This keep track of all events that are being planned.
Invite local media to cover the event.
Take photographs of the cleanup for sharing.
Collect all the waste in clean up area and bring to the sorting area
Segregate and classify the waste as per the guide.
Count, weigh and audit each category of waste. Follow the visual guide.
Fill up the data sheet and upload it.
THC - A ZERO WASTE EVENT
All volunteers bring their own reusable water bottles.
Avoid packed lunch
Use cloth banners.
Not plastic flex
Go for strong reusable gloves and not disposable ones
Do not buy plastic garbage bags for collection of waste - Use old sacks
Do not distribute juice to volunteers.
Fresh fruits is the zero waste way
MANAGING THE WASTE
Biodegradable wastes, if collected could be set aside for composting or for animal feed.
From the segregated waste, recyclable materials should go to the local material recovery through scrap dealers and rag pickers.
All other non-recyclable residual waste should be sent to the landfill or authorised dumping site. Link up with your local authorities.