Global Garbage Man Day 2020: Read all about Significance, History & Interesting fact about Global Garbage Man Day here

Global Garbage Man Day 2020: Global Garbage Man Day is observed on 17 June every year to pay respect to the sanitation workers who keep the environment clean and safe for all mankind and other beings to live safely on the planet. Get information about the History of Garbage Man Day, Significance, and Interesting facts about Global Garbage Man Day from this article.

Sheena | Updated Jun 17, 2020 09:01 AM

Global Garbage Man Day 2020: Read all about Significance, History & Interesting fact about Global Garbage Man Day here

Global Garbage Man Day 2020

Global Garbage Man Day is observed globally on 17th June every year. The day aims to recognize the dedicated efforts of the men and women who keep the communities clean and tidy. The day is to appreciate all the sanitation specialists or waste management professionals who collect the garbage, recyclables, and castoffs from every home and streets on a regularly scheduled basis. Their efforts make a better world for all. 

What is the history of Garbage Man Day?

Global Garbage Man Day was initially observed as national Garbage Man Day. The day was initiated by John D. Arwood, president at JDA company. The day was initiated with an aim to promote and teach about recycling, Advanced Disposal methods, Waste Management, etc. The move garnered positive acclaims, after which the day was expanded to Global Garbage Man Day. The day recognizes the extraordinary works of Garbage men and women that keep the surrounding clean and Hygienic. The day is to encourage people to celebrate the Garbage collectors. 

Why is Global Garbage Man Day celebrated?

Global Garbage Man Day is observed to pay respect to the sanitation workers. A study revealed that Sanitation work is one of the most dangerous and hazardous work. The odors while cleaning could make the workers sick, the broken glass may slit, and inhaling dust may lead to respiratory problems.

Apart from this, medical waste could cause a serious impact on sanitation workers. When the workers are exposed to chemicals from broken sprays, bleaching bottles, or any other related thing, it could harm them further. Stray dog bites are another threat to them. Despite all these challenges, they work constantly to make a better environment for all people. Also, environmental activists have recently involved in cleaning the coastal area. This day is also observed to pay gratitude to them.

How to celebrate the National Garbage Man Day?

The Global Garbage Man Day can be observed by thanking the Garbage collectors and their service. People can post greeting using this hashtag #ThankyouGarbageMan. Some other ways to celebrate the Global Garbage Man Day amid the COVID-19 crisis are:

  • Participate in recycling programs, that are virtually available, and learn the importance of advanced recycling methods. 

  • You can take part in coastal clean-up activities with the garbage collectors to restore the beauty of our shoreline. 

  • Participate in any waste management programme. 

  • Gift the Sanitisation workers, who are dedicatedly working during he CoVID-19 pandemic, as a mark of gratitude. 

  • One can conduct a function and honor them with awards by recognizing their sanitation works.

  • Buty children coloring books that have the drawings of the garbage man and make them understand their role and teach them to respect them. 

  • Teach the children about the recycling effort which will encourage the importance of disposal mechanism.

  • USe #GlobalGarbageManDay, #GarbageManDay, #NationalGarbageManDay on social media to create awareness about the observation of the day.

Interesting Facts About Garbage Man Day:

  • In the US, garbage men are responsible for both collecting trash and sorting the recycling items. 

  • As per 2010 reports, around 139,900 were employed as Garbage Collectors in the US in which almost 0.033% were brutally injured every year.

  • The US ranked top in producing trash. A

  • Almost more than 50 percent of the products were used only once by the American and then thrown as waste. 50% of the plastic was thrown and never been recycled.

India:

  • About 0.1 million tonnes (MT) of municipal solid waste is generated in India every day. That leads to approximately 36.5 million tonnes annually.

  • In major Indian cities, the per capita waste generation ranges from 0.2 - 0.6 Kg.

  • Differences in per capita waste generation between lower and higher-income groups range between 180 to 800 gm per day.

  • The urban local bodies spend approximately Rs.500 - Rs.1500 per tonne on solid waste for collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal. Around 60-70% of the amount is spent on collection, 20-30% on transportation, and less than 5% on final disposal.

  • The calorific value of Indian solid waste is between 600 and 800 Kcal/Kg and the density of waste is between 330 and 560 Kg/m3.

  • Waste collection efficiency ranges from 50% - 90% in India.

  • An average 94% is dumped on land and 5% is composted, out of the total municipal waste collected.

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Global Garbage Man Day - FAQ

1. Will there be a name change for National Garbage Man Day?

It is expected that by next year, the  National Garbage Man Day will be renamed Waste & Recycling Workers Day.

2. Who founded the Global Garbage Man Day?

Global Garbage Man Day was initiated by John D. Arwood, president at JDA company. The day was initiated with an aim to promote and teach about recycling, Advanced Disposal methods, Waste Management, etc. 

3. Why is the Global Garbage Man Day observed?

Global Garbage Man Day is observed on 17 June every year in the United States to pay respect to the sanitation workers who keep the environment clean and safe for all mankind and other beings to live safely on the planet.

4. How are the garbage men exposed to hazardous toxins?

Yes. A study revealed that Sanitation work is one of the most dangerous and hazardous work. The odors while cleaning could make the workers sick, the broken glass may slit, and inhaling dust may lead to respiratory problems. Apart from this, medical waste could cause a serious impact on sanitation workers. When the workers are exposed to chemicals from broken sprays, bleaching bottles, or any other related thing, it could harm them further.