Be a part of the solution not part of the pollution.
When we say ‘plastic’, the first thing that comes into our minds is the thin translucent polythene cover, popularly termed as ‘cover’ these days. We all know that pollution and global warming are increasing. But believe it or not, it is ‘you’, ‘me’, and ‘we’ who are responsible for the present condition of the earth. We cannot live without a healthy environment. If it is diseased, we are diseased; if it suffers, we suffer.
How easy it is to read an article on ‘environmental protection’ and comment that the people are ignorant and arrogant. How easy it is to say that ‘’It is not my cup of tea!” And ‘’I am not responsible’’. All of us ‘demand’ for change, but did we ever try to ‘Be’ the change? We must understand that no other organism is in danger to its own life than humans. And it is we the humans who are destroying our home(Earth) by using plastic.
Plastic has adverse effects on nature. It causes ecological imbalance. It is a non – biodegradable substance and causes serious damage to the environment. Plastic today has become part and parcel of our lives and it is truly difficult to say ‘NO’ to plastic. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the friendship between man and plastic has deepened over the years. This is the reason why even after the ban of plastic, it’s usage has not come to an end.
The use of plastic must be banned because of its adverse effects on the environment. But we need to switch from plastic bags to paper or cloth bags and from plastic bottles to jugs and glasses(made of steel). And government should take initiative and instead of telling people to stop the usage of plastic covers they need to provide jute bags and paper covers for free for a short period of time so that people can adapt to this method and once they are adapted to this then even if government puts some price to the bags people would buy them and use them. Let us not try to preach but follow. Let us be the change because every drop counts in making the mighty ocean.
So let us contribute our part towards nature’s protection and stop the usage of plastic. And now it is you who should decide whether you want to be ‘’friends of plastic and enemies of nature’’ or ‘’friends of nature and enemies of plastic’’. The choice is yours…