Garbage disposals by roadsides and in empty lands look bad and stink bad. Cattle eat plastic waste, they choke on it sometimes, and die. . If they do ingest it, their milk comprises of micro-plastic crystals, which poses a health risk to us.
I wonder what is the state of our waste disposal systems, and if they are really working. If yes, are they adequate? Can we not enforce anti-waste dumping laws? At Mysore, we are amongst the cleanest cities in India!
We have to educate children during their school days about proper ways of waste disposal. Consequently, they will act as agents of change at home to ensure that waste is disposed of properly at their doorsteps. When they grow up, they will be a part of a community that will articulate environment-friendly policies and participate in the government to ensure it happens. Such awareness and strong belief systems have to be ingrained in them when they are at school. The schools, along with the families of the students, have to set standards for hygiene, cleanliness and waste disposal.
They should demonstrate these beliefs in their daily lives today if we have to expect a more environmentally responsible next-gen. Agree?
Let us all work towards a clean and green environment. It is not going to be easy, but each one of us can do our bit.