Reduce, Reuse & Recycle and become
Superman from common man
Is caring for environment is so
tough? Is this the job of scientists and environmentalists only? Is
this the duty of UNEP, NGO’s or Government organisation only? If
your answer is big “No” then I suggest you to continue reading this.
I am sure you all have noticed gigantic heaps of
waste around your city or town. And more frightening situation is
that it is growing with each passing day. The time has now come when
we all have to cut down our waste-line. The most simple, practical
and best way to reduce our waste-line is to adopt 3-R’s i.e. Reduce,
Reuse and Recycle. In this blog, I will just discuss the first-R
I believe it is not that complicated and just by
applying a little bit of common sense you can proudly become
saviours of Planet Earth. Like try to shop in bulk quantities and
pick brands which use meagre packaging material. Moreover, companies
charge cost of over packaging from customers pocket only. Using
disposable goods has become a trend now and despite of having other
hygienic options still many people prefers to go with disposable
products. If possible try to limit use of such goods like paper
plates, cups, napkins, razors etc.
I have noticed many companies work on business
strategy of “Planned obsolescence”. They intentionally produce
goods of cheap quality of lower price example Chinese products.
They want their customer to come and again for the same product.
This surely increases their sales but negatively effects
environment. Products having short life cycle definitely increase
your carbon footprint. Hence, I suggest you too purchase top grade
durable products while shopping. Always ask for their durability
from company before banking on them. I assure you one thing that
top product may cost you more initially, but in long run it will
prove beneficial for the individual as well as for the ecosystem as
Let’s now discuss some waste reducing practices
of work place. Now days we all have access to internet and other
swift e-communication means to pass our message. Using electronic
mails to disseminate information is quite an effective as well as
smart way instead of forwarding printed papers etc. Hence use click
button for forwarding the mails not to give command for printing.
And if necessary to take print out than at least try to use both
side of the paper. Make centralised files rather than making huge
number of individual files.
To bestow a green and clean Planet Earth to
coming generations definitely we all have to adopt these simpler
methods. In fact, we have all have to make these our habits.
Now, think again is this so difficult to save
Plant Earth? No not at all! I believe now you all will agree with
me that even a common man can become Superman.