PLASTIC: FROM WASTE TO WEALTH
“It is the wrost of times,
but it is the best of times,
because we still have a chance. ”
Yes, in this modern era of globalisation, modernization and privatisation, the rate of using plastics and the rate of increasing pollution is much higher than any time. It will continuously increase if major steps will not taken at global level. We cannot deny the use of plastic materials because it is the topmost demand of young generation. By using plastics ,we shall continuously pollute our land and environment if not recycled. So, we have to find a alternate option and this option is “recycling” i.e. converting wastes into better ones. Now, we have two options, either we stop using plastics which is not as much possible in this globalisation period or converting waste into wealth. We can work more on second option and if we unable to work on this option then, what will happen can be understand with these lines,
“Plastic will be the main ingredient of all our future recipes. ”
Waste means one thing which is not usedul and wealth means a value or a money.
If we deeply think about waste into wealth, the first question which arises in our mind that conversion of waste into wealth is possible?
Yes, it is possible in many ways: we heard about 5 R’s i.e. reduce, reuse, recycle, recover and residual management.
Now, we have to convert waste into wealth and this can only be done by recycling. Recycling is the process in which used objects and materials are recycled through a process so that they can be used again. Things like papers, glass , metals are easily recycled in the industries and can be used again.
We find people in urban areas are more sick than rural areas, and it can be easily understand by comparing pollution in urban and rural areas.
We find factories,companies ,malls in urban areas which produce million tones of garbage daily.Due to large construction we didn’t find forests, zoo’s ,park easily at every place. This denotes the lack of natural environment in urban areas .About 100 million wastes are only produced in India daily, so just think of world. ..
If every factory and company work on waste to wealth idea then world economy develops very quick and no country were poor. Conversion of waste into wealth will help poor countries more than developed countries.
Conversion of waste into wealth : this can be done by following steps:
1: Collection of waste material.
2: Recycling of waste material.
3:Converting waste into primary product.
4:Converting primary products into finished product.
5:Transportation of goods into markets.
Benefits of recycling:
1:Reduces the amount of waste which goes to land fills.
2:conserves natural resources such as water, wood and minerals.
3:Prevents the overuse of resources and saves engergy.
4:Landfills led to less amount of methane and other toxic gases released into the air.
5: Led to increase in economy and produce employment.
Impact of recycling on India: we know that india is a developing country and having high population. The main aim of a developing country is rapid development of their economy.In India several people are remain unemployed in this modern era. A large number of garbage are produced in India daily. The secondary sector of India is not good as about 60% people based on agriculture i.e. primary sector.
Now, if india focus on recycling it will save a large part of their resources and led to increase in manufacturing sector i.e. secondary sector. By this we can say recycling contribute a large part to their economy and develops employment to rural and poor people also.
And that day is not far when india will also called developed country.
So, I think every country have to focus on waste to wealth idea especially poor countries because this will help them a lot.
If we work on this then our environment will be unpolluted and dieasesfree.
we will live good lives.