In the decades of 21st century, people are facing a plethora of new and challenging environmental crisis everyday in the world. Everyone thought that why these crisis were happening? But no one among them won’t understand that these environmental crisis are happening because of you, me and us. We, the humans are solely responsible for this dangerous situation. Most of the people are lack of awareness about nature & environment and not performing their duty in protecting nature. Like pollution and global warming, etc. Waste production is also one of the major environmental problem, which is damaging the nature and causes immeasurable harm to nature as well as human’s life and probably that requires urgent attention.
As everyone knows about waste production, merely we are all, who living in the world are responsible for waste production. Every year billion tonnes of waste was generating and throwing on the surface of earth. It includes all kinds of solid, liquid, industrial, commercial, agricultural, medical and electrical wastes. Among all of these wastes, plastic is the main contributor in generating the wastes, which doesn’t decompose in soil easily and helps to increase pollution. People are also becoming sloppy in using plastic in daily life. All above mentioned wastes cannot decompose in soil or water, moreover pollution takes place as we used to burn them or it pollutes ecosystem as we throw them in water bodies.
The interesting thing about the nature is – nature can decompose anything even human dead bodies also within a span of few days. But the same nature cannot decompose human manufacturing things easily. It takes span of many years to decompose them. As a result, the waste production emerged as an environmental crisis. I want to tell that – the earth is capable of absorbing everything that falls on it surface, but we are throwing the wastes that doesn’t absorbs by earth. The oceans, rivers, lakes etc. has become a cheap dumping ground for all kinds of wastes products. Although water bodies like oceans has a great capacity to breakdown the wastes, but this capacity is not unlimited.
I want to elaborate the essay on some key issues, which I thought that these issues are hidden causes of waste production.
Increasing of alternatives is one of the reasons for waste production. In olden days, people used to repair anything, if it is damaged or failed to work. Because they don’t had any other option to replace and moreover people were responsible for their belongings in that days. But in nowadays, if anything is damaged or failed to work, people used to replace the damaged one instead of repairing it. Because we have no.of alternatives for a product in the market and mostly people also becoming careless over their belongings. So, the damaged things will be remained as wasted. For example: electrical appliances, gadgets, vehicles, furniture, etc.
Common citizen failed to perform his/her duty
In a democratic country like India, which has vast population led to depletion of natural resources more, additionally environmental problems may arise. The role of individual person as a common citizen is very important to protect the nature. But in general, if we see the role of any individual person in their respective fields, he used to work hard and earn well to run their daily life and to be in a good position in this competitive world. Everyone always thinks about their own needs, wishes, works and tries to fulfill them. But why can’t an individual person never thought that he is the common citizen in society.
If we think from society’s point of view, everyone is irresponsible and moreover we don’t worried about nature & environment. I mean that every family in the society keeps their home clean and green, but we forgot to keep mother earth clean and green even earth is home of all individuals. Similarly, we used to maintain a dustbin in our homes, but we don’t use it, even it is kept in society and we simply throw the waste everywhere. We used to follow some instructions in maintaining our home clean, but we don’t follow the rules and regulations in keeping the environment clean even the rules are issued by the government.
Here we can understand that the role of individuals as the common citizens is zero. That’s why pollution and waste production were increasing day by day. So, I mean that the responsibility of common citizen is to protect nature to look after the earth as our home and maintain it clean and hygiene. But the common citizen is not justified for his duty. There are many reasons to discuss about waste production. So, whatever the reasons are, but the solution is I, you and we together. Many problems will occur in life, but the question is how you tackle them and solve. Similarly, the environmental problems were happening in the present situation, but we solve them is the question and that question have to spark in everyone’s mind.
I thought that everyone have to question themselves that – Am I accountable and responsible towards nature? Yes, everyone who is utilising the free services of nature have to question themselves. Because nature gave us everything, but what we returned back to nature. If the nature would have voice, it is a right for the nature to question us. But unfortunately, nature is voiceless as like as how the woman of justice is blindfolded. So, I want to express the pain of nature in only one question that carries lot of thought provoking intentions of nature. The question is “Why are you doing this?”
Nature may ask us –
I gave water to you – but you polluting me
I gave oxygen to you – but you are cutting me
I gave healthy & hygienic food items to you – but you are spoiling me by dumping waste
I’m saving all of you from many centuries – but you are killing me today – why are you doing this?
Can we find answer to this question? No, because we are the answer. After looking the intentions of nature, we came to know that, there is no atonement for the mistakes we have made. We are destroying the beautiful nature in the name of development. Around 18th century, at the time of industrial revolution, everyone thought that industries are coming for the development and for the well being of human’s life. But I thought that the earlier people, who started industrial revolution might think only about the temporary development and they exactly don’t expected the consequences, which we are facing now.
With the deficiency of proper planning, the industrial revolution came and that too continuing today also. So, still now there is no proper planning in many industries, factories, companies etc. over the waste production. Ultimately, all our mistakes led to pollution, waste production, global warming and now the survival of human and other living things is threatened. It is not wrong to make mistakes, but if you not realised from the mistakes then it leads to end of everything. So, we have to rectify our mistakes and should not continue this dangerous situation in future.
I want to conclude that earth is our home and the waste we producing is also ours. It is everyone’s responsibility to reduce the waste. Lastly I want to explain one reason why we should not throw waste everywhere and why we have to save nature.
The personality of human beings is we respect those people, who have done good to us by putting them in the name of God and then how to respect all the giving nature that doing selfless service to us. But are we respecting nature? No. We are insulting it by throwing wastes everywhere. There is a proverb – it doesn’t matter, if you don’t do good things, but don’t do bad things. Similarly, no problem will happen if we don’t respect the great nature, but we should not harm the nature.
Use the dustbin best – Reduce the waste
Be a responsible citizen to use dustbin – Hope to save the nature & future