“We all moan and groan about the loss of the quality of life through the destruction of our ecology, and yet each one of us, in our own little comfortable ways, contributes daily to that destruction. It’s time now to awaken in each one of us the respect and attention our beloved mother deserves.”-
Quote by actor, environmental supporter, Ed Asner
With the increase in pollution all around we need to be more careful towards our environment. In Udaipur, the pollution is increasing swiftly which is a great concern for us. The number of vehicles, the electricity consumption and emission of greenhouse gases by the factories is increasing day by day hence increasing the carbon footprints of every individual. Deforestation and wastage of water is reaching on the peek. Waste from houses is dumped into rivers and lakes which not only pollute the surroundings but it also distort the scenic beauty. We all are in need to show some more interest in escalating foliage in our place. Taking small initiatives by every individual will be greatly effective in protecting our environment. Few ways by which we can make the environment of Udaipur or the whole world rather are:
The common things we can recycle are
- Aluminum cans
- Steel containers
- Plastic materials and many more.
- Changing habits in kitchen: utilize reusable containers for food storage as a substitute of wrapping food in foil or plastic wrap. You can also use unbleached coffee filters, which does not produce the fatal toxin dioxin in its manufacturing. Use rags to clean up spills instead of paper towels, and use biodegradable things.
- Use cloth bag instead of plastic bags: Plastic bags are non biodegradable even if they say they are they do not decompose totally. Also the ink is made up of cadmium, and is highly toxic when it is released. Whereas paper bags are reusable and biodegradable. However supermarkets use paper that has never been recycled before and they always say “recyclable” not “recycled”. Here is what you can do: if your purchase is small don’t take any bag, this alone could save hundreds of millions of bags. Bring a cloth bag when you shop.
- Compost: Return your organic waste where it belongs: the soil! Rather than sending banana peels, grass clipping, etc. to the municipal dump, start a compost pile instead. Compost also makes your plants stronger and healthier, reducing the need for fertilizers and chemical pesticides. Don’t forget that many cities have municipal composting programs for your yard waste.
These few things will help to clean our city and will make it more beautiful.