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Polythene or use of plastic is adding pollution to the environment. Once, it was used rarely but since two decades, the use of plastics shot high and aggravated the pollution menace. It has navigated in each and every house rather you can say it has manifested in all spaces and who are responsible for it. We are responsible for this menace.
Once paper was extensively used and glassware were widely used. It made its entry by replacing glass cups with unbreakable cups, glass bottles in fridge got replaced by Pearl pet bottle varieties, the glass saline bottle at hospitals got replaced by PVC bottle and there are innumerable replacements of glass, paper and metal and the whole affair started getting handled by different varieties of PVC.
In the beginning, people welcomed because the chances of breakage was minimal, so people got careless in handling things and now they have got used to it.
Let’s take a small example, glass water bottles of fridge got replaced by plastic bottles and now you will find plastic bottles littered here and there in home space as well as at work place. There is no any risk of breakage, so people place them anywhere, in many spaces, you will find bottles on bed too. Height of Carelessness.
It has entered in our life as devil and even after getting aware of the repercussions of plastic uses and imposition of ban in many states, it is still been used widely.
I hate plastics and I use sparsely. I use steel more in my household items, even I have Steel bottles in fridge but I do use plastics to dispose waste materials. I am well aware of the health hazards that the use of polythene poses and I intend to use it at the minimal. Still I have to use sometimes because there are no alternatives to it.
My take on the usage of Polythene.
Govt. comes forward to ban the use but don’t ban the production of the same. Double standards of government, if really we feel the need to ban then the ban should be on manufacturing of the plastic bags, then only people can be dissuaded to its use. Further, another option of polythene should be introduced in the system and its manufacturing units be installed in all parts of country and polythene bags should be replaced with cloth bags, which is biodegradable.
People need an alternative and the government needs to provide the same to public. The government does half work, bans the product but manufacturing is in full swing. If it is manufactured then it is obvious that it will circulate in the market.
I am not of the view to close the manufacturing units instead transform them into utilization for the manufacture of new product. This way, there won’t be any impact on the employers or employees and it will solve the issue of the Nation.
Use of polythene is polluting the environment on the whole and its effect is on the ecology of the environment.
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