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On Litter

Swami Gulagulaananda said:
"A thorough analysis of the problem will help in better, long-lasting solutions"

Bangalore is a city of contrasts. On the one hand, we have multi-billion dollar MNCs and have common litter problems on the other. Primarily, there are two sorts of waste issues in Bangalore. The first is the garbage problem and the second is litter.

I find the litter issue to be easier to manage. I was travelling by bus the other day when I happened to look at the ground at a bus stop. I noticed quite a bit of litter. On looking at the individual pieces of litter, I saw a pattern emerge. The bus began to move, and I started observing litter along the way in all subsequent bus stops. It was interesting to note that most of the litter belong to the following categories:

Gutka and Pan Masala (Pan Parag) wrappersCigarette boxes and match boxesPaper cupsPlastic water bottles
From this, we can conclude a few things. Customers can procure most of these items from the same sho…