Monday, May 17, 2010

Environment- Use of Polythene bags

Use of Polythene:
Use of Polythene bags..The easiest way to carry things in todays lifestyle.No need to carry a bag from home while leaving for a purchase.No need to ask for a carry comes free of cost from the shop keeper..ofcourse he needs customers and bussiness..And we take advantage of it..
Recently I went to a village..I happened to look at a field with small plants .I was surprised to see polythene carry bags are struck to every small plant.They are carried by the wind to the field.The field looked almost white.If this is the case of a village field ,then think of a highly populated city???
Do we think about the consequence? Polythene is non degradable.It is hazardous to the enviroment.
Plastic bags litter the landscape.Once they become litter, plastic bags find their way into our waterways, parks, beaches, and streets. And, if they are burned, they infuse the air with toxic fumes.

Plastic bags kill animals.Many animals ingest plastic bags, mistaking them for food, and therefore die. And worse, the ingested plastic bag remains intact even after the death and decomposition of the animal.

Plastic bags are non-biodegradable. And one of the worst environmental effects of plastic bags is that they are non-biodegradable. The decomposition of plastic bags takes about 1000 years.

So, What Can be Done about the Use of Plastic Bags?

Single-use plastic bags have become such a ubiquitous way of life that it seems as if we simply cannot do without them. However, if we have the will, we can start reducing their use in small ways.

Do not worry we have the answer.Thank god we have already lived without polythene…Then why use it now?
Please carry a reusable bags made of coir,cloth whenever you go out for purchase.

Recycling the plastic bags you already have is another good idea. These can come into use for various purposes, like holding your garbage, instead of purchasing new ones.
While governments may be working out ways to lessen the impact of plastic bags on the environment, however, each of us should shoulder some of the responsibility for this problem, which ultimately harms us.

For a shocking news please wait for the article “theetukkal thyagiboomi”-comming soon.

Environment- Usage of papers

Our earth has given us many beautiful things to us. The resources that we use every day is taken from it.It has made our life beautiful by providing everything that we want-food ,shelter,clothes,etc..It secures our lives in all ways.As said in Gita, everything that we have with us,everything that we owe to others are taken from here.(earth).
what we give in return ? nothing. It is unfair to do bad to someone who always be good to us.This is exactly what we do to our earth and inturn to our selves.
We do pollution of all kinds.Lets not think complex.I would like to speak about some things which we do in our day to day life.

Use of paper:
I am sure that my friends would laugh at me when I talk about this topic-- unfair usage of papers.I have used a lot of tissue papers in my office rest rooms.We all do this everyday.Because no one asks for a rupee and its free…But not exactly…A lot of trees are cut every day.It is not without has a huge cost involved as we all know..the cost of spoiling the environment by deforestation..

I asked myself few questions… Who has given us the right to cut a tree when we have not planted one? You may ask me, “hey I am a software engineer and when did I cut the trees..I am not doing such a job”.

But we do…How?
By unfair use of paper at our printers and copiers.
By using a pair of tissues papers every face wash.
2 multiplied by 4 times a day,5 days a week ,52 weeks per year= 2080 tissues/year. Multiplied by XX number of employees.
I really do not know how many tons we use..But I came to know we need to cut 24 trees for a ton of paper.Is’nt it costly….I let you to count.

What is the alternatiive?
Simple..Go back to our school days where our mom pins a cloth to our uniform…yes ..use hand kerchief.