Beat Plastic Pollution
Plastic pollution has become an epidemic. While plastic has many valuable uses, we have become addicted to single-use or disposable plastic — with severe environmental consequences. Around the world, one million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute, while up to 5 trillion single-uses plastic bags are used worldwide every year. We produce so much of plastic waste that it weight is almost equal to the weight of entire human population. Plastic waste — whether in a river, an ocean, or on land — can persist in the environment for centuries.
This year the UNEP has taken up the theme “Beat Plastic pollution” to make the world aware of the consequences of plastic pollution, India being the host country. It is a mass movement to stop plastic pollution. Collective small steps can make big changes. This has motivated us to take up “Beat Plastic Pollution” as our class theme. Our class charts reflects the same. The students were totally involved and brought many articles which can substitute plastic in our daily life.
The students carried out an awareness programme in the school assembly. The students visited the Give and Share Kiosk at Madhavpur and deposited the recyclable waste. The students also visited the Dog Park at Kondapur, which has its pavement made up of recycled plastic tiles.
Today’s children are citizens of tomorrow. It is important to engrain in them environmental awareness and sustainability concepts for their own better world.