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The disease known as plastic

by | 23-02-2013 04:08 recommendations 0 recommendations

Many  years ago, I would go to the market every day and make sure I returned with at least one plastic carry bag, so that I could line my garbage  bin with it, as it was so convenient, leak proof and made emptying the bin so much easier this happens specially in Indian  household. So each day there would be one large carry bag that took care of the  vegetables, one for fruits and another one for other groceries. That would total to at least 2-3 bags a day. Later on I realised that there is no other material in the world which is harmful as plastic. Then i started using cloth carry bags and other environment friendly materials. People are trying there level best to use cloth bags and consciously recycling all their newspapers, milk packets, plastic, biscuit wrappers, tetrapaks, etc. But that's still a small percentage making a choice and affecting a small change

Even our forest villages have succumbed to its menace. If you haven't noticed yet, little plastic islands have slowly begun to make an appearance everywhere. Like the ones that have formed in our oceans.

 Isn't it shocking that we are indifferently using a single use throwaway plastic carry bag and letting it ruin our environment? Are we aware of its repercussions? Perhaps we are realizing it now, 20 years of using this wonder material that it simply doesn't disappear.

Now we only throw away and litter. And with populations increasing and consumerism on a steep rise but decreasing kitchen yards, negligible livestock, the capacity to biodegrade such high loads of waste has been majorly impacted. And the new age materials like thermacol, styrofoam, aluminium foil, hard plastic that are impossible to recycle are only making matters worse. But the solution to this lies individually with us and collectively we can bring about a change and improve our environment for our own survival. It's really simple.

If each of us, act as change-makers, by influencing others, making them aware and showing them how, we can clear away these little plastic islands. Let's stop complaining and blaming the authorities, our local bodies. Let's individually take action I have done the same through the ambassador programme now its the duty of everyone of us to do the same and to understand the hazards of our actions and clean up our environment. It will simply ensure our own survival.

Imagine a scenario where everyone of us responsibly carries a cloth bag or two every time we shop, lakhs of plastic bags will be saved ending up in our fields, rivers and forests! Every time you buy a product, buy organic with non-plastic packaging. Take extreme care of what you throw out. Compost, reduce, reuse, recycle. Only we can make that choice. A choice for cleaner air, water, soil and food, free from the a cancer called plastic!

 

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33 Comments

  • says :
    Thank you for sharing.
    Posted 29-08-2013 18:38

  • says :
    @balraj

    Thanks
    Posted 25-02-2013 23:37

  • says :
    @christy

    We all should thats y we all are in tunza ecogeneration
    Posted 25-02-2013 23:36

  • says :
    Nice article..
    Posted 25-02-2013 10:42

  • says :
    You made a great point, Prabhul. So I've been always carrying a big shopper back so that whenever I buy something I don't need any plastic bags.
    Posted 25-02-2013 09:30

  • says :
    @mradul

    Yep we all are changemakers of tunza eco generation
    Posted 25-02-2013 06:50

  • says :
    @ unmesh

    True
    Posted 25-02-2013 06:49

  • says :
    @guru

    Thank You
    Posted 25-02-2013 06:48

  • says :
    @dharmendra

    Thank You
    Posted 25-02-2013 06:48

  • says :
    @jainil

    Thank you
    Posted 25-02-2013 06:47

  • says :
    @raunak

    Its my duty
    Posted 25-02-2013 06:47

  • says :
    @firas

    Thank You
    Posted 25-02-2013 06:46

  • says :
    @simran

    Well said
    Posted 25-02-2013 06:46

  • says :
    @dhiroj

    Thank you
    Posted 25-02-2013 06:45

  • says :
    @kehkashan

    Thank you
    Posted 25-02-2013 06:45

  • says :
    @ Neha

    True
    Posted 25-02-2013 06:44

  • says :
    @jeonghyun

    Thank you
    Posted 25-02-2013 06:44

  • says :
    @rajshree
    Thank you
    Posted 25-02-2013 06:43

  • says :
    True ! We should be very careful regarding plastic ! and each one of us can be change maker and i guess we all are ! :)
    Posted 25-02-2013 06:03

  • says :
    Yes, when we look at our garbage bin at the end of the day, we can understand the quantum of plastics we use each day which go to landfill (in most cases)...thx for the report
    Posted 24-02-2013 18:29

  • says :
    real

    good info
    there is no words to describe your good report
    Posted 24-02-2013 17:49

  • says :
    thanks for report
    Posted 24-02-2013 17:47

Dharmendra Kapri

Dharmendra Kapri

  • says :
    Nice report
    Posted 24-02-2013 04:48

  • says :
    Thanks for making us aware
    Posted 23-02-2013 22:17

  • says :
    Good work friend :)
    Posted 23-02-2013 20:17

Simran Vedvyas

  • Simran Vedvyas says :
    It has become an evil choice by some consumers and an effort by others to get rid off
    Posted 23-02-2013 19:24

  • says :
    Really plastic is a disease. You are doing a great work Prabhul.............Keep it up
    Posted 23-02-2013 17:03

  • says :
    Great campaign.
    Posted 23-02-2013 16:49

Neha Swaminathan

  • Neha Swaminathan says :
    World existed without plastic covers, and we can all live without it if there is a will
    Posted 23-02-2013 14:58

Jeonghyun Lee

  • Jeonghyun Lee says :
    You're doing a great job! Keep it up! :D
    Since it is required to use plastic bags to throw out garbage in Korea, we can get plastic bags at stores that we can use both as grocery bags and when throwing away trash. That way, we don't need to buy a cloth bag and reduce plastic use at the same time.
    Posted 23-02-2013 10:35

  • says :
    You have done a great work. Thanks for the report.
    Posted 23-02-2013 10:06

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