This blog-a-thon submission comes from Aakriti Krishnan, a 7th grade student at The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet. Aakriti likes Mathematics, English, French and Chemistry. She enjoys classical dancing (Bharatnatyam), swimming, skating and cycling. She likes traveling to places to know about other people and their culture. Aakriti’s blog is about the efforts of her community to cut down on plastic.
A community is home to many plants, animals and micro-organisms. All of them need to maintain the environment in a respectable way, to live harmoniously. Humans tend to disrespect the environment around them by polluting it, and one of the most dangerous pollutants is plastic, especially plastic bags. Plastic bags block drains and kill plants and animals by preventing them from breathing properly. Fossil fuels are needed to make plastic.
One of them said that he used to give around 80-90 plastic bags per day, and now it has reduced to 10-20. Another says, 85-90% of his customers bring their own carry bags.
I can proudly say that our community has taken this government rule in a positive way. Though our community is probably one amongst millions of communities, even one drop of poison in a bucket of pure water will poison the entire thing. The ban has made our locality cleaner. I happened to see a video on YouTube that showed a machine invented by the Japanese that converts plastic into oil. The world will definitely start collecting garbage if they find out!
The ban has made my family and me so much more conscious about the environment. None of us ever go out shopping without a cloth or jute bag. Even the roads have become a colorful delight when people carry their own colorful cloth bags, instead of the boring pale colored plastic bags.
We are doing our bit, Are you?
L – Lasting
A – Annoying
S – Suffocating
T – Tough
I – Irritating
C – Chemical