Stop burning garbage along with plastic waste and start an awareness campaign against it

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Now-a-days, garbage, along with plastic waste, is being burnt almost all over India perhaps in the name of Swachh bharat Abhiyan as well as everywhere in Haldia Township by the local authorities and mostly by the Haldia Dock Complex personnel responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the place. Here, as a resident of Haldia Township, I would like to take this opportunity to arrest the attention of the concerned authority to take necessary action in order to stop burning garbage, and particularly plastic waste, immediately, because the smoke and fume created by burning garbage, along with plastic waste, is highly toxic and carcinogenic, which will have a long term adverse effect on the environment. Regular burning of garbage, along with plastic waste, will not only make us very sick, but also cause global warming and damage to the ozone layer. Finally, if not prevented well in time, it will go out of hand and life on earth will find itself very difficult to sustain. Needless to say that it is needless pollution, and, at the same time, avoidable. Single use of plastic should be banned as well in order to reduce the amount of plastic waste. Incineration of plastic waste cannot be a solution, as, at best, it causes global warming, and, at worst, releases dioxin, the most potent synthetic carcinogen ever noticed here on earth. Open air incineration of plastic waste is illegal as well. Recycling of plastic wastes is not suggested either, for it is not entirely safe for the environment. Therefore, plastic wastes can only be reused without causing pollution and global warming.

Last but not the least, I would like to have all of you to start an awareness campaign against it to prevent this kind activities in future from ever happening.

N. B.: There are two types of garbage - bio-degradable and non-bio-degradable, but neither of them needs to be burnt in order to get disposed of. Bio-degradable garbage should get composted whereas non-bio-degradable garbage should be used in eco-bricking. For more information on eco-bricking, please visit www.ecobricks.org.

It is also pertinent to mention here that according to Clause No. 6 (2) (g) of the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, open incineration of plastic waste is illegal in India and it the responsibility of the local body to prevent it at any cost.



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