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[Ambassador report] plastic pollution and what can we do

by Thawdar Aung | 08-05-2019 02:05 Comments 10 Comments recommendations 1 recommendations

These days, so many challenges regarding environmental issues are hot topics around the world and is very marvelous one. In this report, I want to discuss what kind of challenges are currently doing in Myanmar and it consequences.

Firstly, everyone will be friendly with the name called clean-up challenge. It had been created since 2015 which was not that much popular at that time. However, in 2019 around March, due to a post on online stating that  a new challenge for "bored teens" and as an online challenge one have to take before and after photos of an area that gonna be cleaned up by a group or may be solo using hashtag #trashtag or #trashchallenge. Around the world, including Myanmar people have been doing it so well till today. 

Secondly, there are lots of small roads at the rear of apartments in big cities and ditches full of litter in Myanmar which local had been suffered foul odor although they are the one who threw litter and there are also who do not. This can seriously harm their health. Volunteer teams and hundreds of people joined this challenge from a small village to a big city. Some painters made drawings on the wall at the rear of houses and apartments which become instagramable, facebookable places. I think this is a good challenge which can give people big awareness and the result also is good for the locals as they also can breathe fresh air and can see the beauty of street art. 

We found out that most of the litter are plastic. Local use too much plastic in a day. I did a small research how much plastic bags one use in a day and  it  amazed me. Everyone morning, one person goes to local market and what they used for things they bought is plastic bags with different sizes. One may go to a coffee shop or store in the afternoon and what he used is plastic straws, plastic cups, when ask for takeaway, it is with plastic bag. Even when he buys a water bottle (plastic bottle), he requested to get a plastic bag to put it. This is only one person and there are nearly 53 million population in Myanmar. We are creating the plastic pollution which affects the biodiversity in many ways. 

Thirdly, I went to a shopping mall last week and they asked as if I need a bag for the things that I bought and I said yes. That day is no plastic day so they gave me only reusable, recyclable, reduce able bag. What a good idea! It should be done everyday. After that, I went to a bread shop and they packed with biodegradable bag. Since last two months ago,I have been using my own steel spoon ,chopsticks, water bottle, bamboo straws and bamboo toothbrush. There are also plates,  lunch box, takeaway box and many more eco friendly products made from betel tree in local with affordable price. 

I believe, b
y using such kind of products and not throwing litter disorderly, we can be a part of helping the earth's good health. 

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Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Thawadar

    Thank you for your report about plastic pollution and how we can beat it. If we can't reuse it, we must refuse it. Together we can beat plastic pollution.

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 17-06-2019 04:06

Thawdar Aung

  • Thawdar Aung says :
    Thank you so much for the feedback @Eco generation, Wonhee mentor , Louis mentor and my fellow members. I got some good ideas from the feedback and yes let??s keep on!
    Posted 18-05-2019 00:47

Elizaveta Zaretskaya

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :

    Hello thawdar
    Yes we can do by recycling and reusing the products for purpose by ourselves at first and praising people and convincing them to do the same.
    Green cheers...

    Posted 17-05-2019 20:56

Louis Mentor

  • Louis Mentor says :
    Hi Thawdar,

    From your report, I can actually feel the gravity of the plastic pollution problem in Myanmar. It is true that plastic pollution is a global issue these days as there are many countries that are using too much plastics and it is very difficult to process the plastic wastes. At the same time, I am glad to see active actions are being carried out in Myanmar to reduce plastic usage. This is a great step! Thank you for writing such great report, and hope you can keep it up!

    Louis Mentor
    Posted 10-05-2019 20:54

Wonhee Mentor

  • Wonhee Mentor says :
    Hello Thawdar.

    Thank you for sharing your report about three positive environmental movements in Myanmar. Using reusable or biodegradable bags can definitely help to reduce plastic consumption! Also, it is very interesting that there is trashchallenge where youths voluntarily clean up the trash! Your report is very inspiring and gives me a lot of ideas on how to start an environmental campaign. : )

    Wonhee Mentor
    Posted 09-05-2019 20:08

Anita Parajuli

  • Anita Parajuli says :
    Motivative......and inspiring....article about plastics pollution...which directly or indirectly affect the environment
    Posted 09-05-2019 14:32

Shreya Aryal

  • Shreya Aryal says :
    Dear Thawdar Aung,
    I felt so good to read this article to beat plastic pollution.Similar type of campaign was held in nepal also few time ago.We all can contribute from ourself to make the world better and plastic free.
    Green Cheers from Nepal

    Posted 08-05-2019 23:51

Arjun Anand

  • Arjun Anand says :
    Inspiring article

    Posted 08-05-2019 15:47

Eco Generation

  • Eco Generation says :
    Greetings Thawdar,

    This is a very well written report with beautiful pictures.
    It's delightful to see that such environmental activities are taking place in Myanmar.
    If the stores could provide reusable bag for the customers not only during the no plastic day, it would really be a good idea!
    Keep up the superb work~!

    Eco Generation

    Posted 08-05-2019 07:52

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