Banana Peels as Water Purifiers of the Future
We have had wars over money, over slaves; for dominance, for peace. Soon we will have wars for water and access to it.
The truth of the matter is that time is just as limited and equally valuable as the water resources of the world. With a deadline to catch and lot of problems to find solutions for, we realized that it is necessary to find a unique idea that is area-specific, cost effective as well as easily accessible to aid India as well as Mother Earth, in their struggle to provide clean drinking water to all their inhabitants.
Given their low cost, abundancy in nature, and the fact that they don’t have to be chemically modified in order to work, banana peels come out to be a very attractive and low-maintenance way to clean-up drinking water.
We believe this research can prove to be a leap in the field of water purification. Tablets of fruit peels used at the domestic level will be revolutionary.
In a world governed by capitalist markets, we believe that Banana Peels can prove to be a huge business prospect as well. Processing of Banana peels to commercially produce such tablets is an opportunity worth capitalizing. However, there is an upside to it as one must be careful in ensuring that more damage isn’t done to the environment and that toxic wastes should be minimum in the process of its production.
An idea becomes reality only after vigorous campaigning so that more and more people realize the potential and scope of that idea. Having determined the success of using of banana peels as purifiers, it is our social responsibility to spread the idea and encourage making a healthy habit out of it in Indian households.
A large majority of Delhi’s population find themselves wanting of pure drinking water even though governmental organizations like the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and Delhi Development Authority try to provide safe drinking water to Delhi’s ever increasing population. In light of these circumstances, we intend to introduce the idea of banana peels as purifiers to the urban villages and slums of Delhi for a start as they often lack the resources to gain access to pure drinking water.
Some other obstacles that currently lie in our path are the illegal means of procuring and over-exploiting ground water resources by the affluent through motors and private wells. Stringent laws need to be enforced to avoid such occurrences. We will be writing to environmental and as well as civil lawyers to garner their vote of trust in our mission to oppose such activities.
And finally, prevention is better than cure. We stand today at a turning point in the history of mankind where our needs are heavily outweighing the Earth’s resources. The past technologies of the Industrial Era have to be modified to suit the requirements of today. Through awareness of these pressing issues and further research in the field by testing more fruit and vegetable peels we may find a way to break this, ensuring a greener future for our successors.