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A Glimpse of A New Dawn.

Hello friends, few days ago in a video clip of a blog post, I literally shuddered to see the plight of sea birds, the dead ones. Their stomach were pried open, and a bevy of plastic pieces of different shapes and sizes was found there. The cause of death: asphyxiation, the killer: humans and their creation called plastic. Not only those, other marine animals like turtles, fishes even the herbivores, openly grazing, like cows and deer are meeting the same fate. We all are well aware of the hazarduos consequences, yet  there is evidently a lack of coherent, collective and co ordinated action by the man kind to reverse the situation. Yet there are indeed some progress to solve the matter which do assure us  of a sanguine scenario of future!

I’m gonna apprise you about some experimental activities undertaken by Kokata Municipal Corporation and Housing and Urban  Development Corporation( HUDCO) as reported by the esteemed paper,The Times of India:
1. In New Town area, some roads are reported to be led by the material derived from used plastics in place of bitumen or concrete. If it’s longevity and efficiency is once established, the menace of disposing plastic could be solved to a great extent.
2. Some pavements in the same area are relaid by the special kind of tiles made from recycled plastic compounds. It’s efficacy is also being tested.
3. In some boroughs,  the rag pickers are officially roped in to segregate the recyclable materials from the municipal garbage collection centre. They have been supplied with adequate safety gears like protective uniforms, gloves, masks and all. It’s like killing two birds with one stone. Beside environment friendly, a steady employment is ensured to the deprived community.
4. In what is pipped as the largest scientific closure of a dump site in India,  engineers are engaged in a mammoth operation to first wrap up  a 11- storey- high garbage mound at Dhapa, with plastic sheets and then cover it up with enough soil to lay 18 football pitches. A lush garden and park is coming up there. Two other dump site which is already converted into recreation zone – Swabhumi and PC Chandra Gardens.
5. In some sectors of New Town the cloth bags are distributed in every house hold urging them to use it instead of plastic carry bags. Adequate cloth bags are made available in municipal markets, which people can buy, if they forget to carry it themselves from home.

Friends, let’s  pray ardently that all such measures are successful and replicated all around. We have to strongly and determinedly say no to plastic. We just can’t squander the priceless gift bestowed to us called ‘Earth’ by continuing with the grave flaws in exploiting it. It’s about time to pay heed to the telltale warnings and take immediate corrective measures.
Do apprise me with your views regarding the matter, in the comment box. I would very much like to know!
Wish you all a very happy, peaceful and creative weekend.
Adieu for now


Published by MousumiSays

An ardent crusader to make the world a better and safer place to live in. Likes to remind the mankind their basic instinct of resilience in the face of adversity.

18 thoughts on “A Glimpse of A New Dawn.

  1. The picture is heart wrenching…!
    Good to know about such significant initiative and effort towards environment.
    I just want to mention this, I have got bags stitched out of old jeans and other clothes, I now feel so good while shopping at groceries or while buying veggies/fruits for not asking plastic/bags from them.

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    1. I feel so glad that you got cloth bags stitched out of your old jeans, if everybody follow suit, there would be enough cloth bags to reduce our dependency on the polythenes. I wish some startups or NGOs come forward to make such cloth bags out of old jeans, bedsheets etc, commercially, it would be very beneficial. Kudos to you, for such an effort πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  2. There are plant-based, biodegradable plastic substitutes. I have some disposable glasses made from corn starch. We need to phase out petroleum-based plastics. They are toxic food containers, and they fill landfills with long-lasting toxic waste. Have a great weekend, Mousumi! ❀

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    1. I have also read about biodegradable plastics in newspapers, the cornstarch disposable glasses are also a fantastic ideaπŸ’‘. We must all convert to these things on an emergency basis to save further degradation of our dear earth….. I also wish you happy weekend ❀

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      1. Mousumi I’ve been communicating with you on here about it on your blog in the comments for the past several weeks. I’m not sure what the issue is here? The email I sent to you was correct so either it’s gone to spam or you’ve deliberately not bothered to answer. Either way It would have saved me a lot of time and energy if you had of just said to me straight out, when I asked several times that you were not interested. This is highly unprofessional and also just not very nice to treat your followers in such a way. This is incredibly odd behaviour, just wondering what went wrong here? In any case, I wish you luck.

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      2. See, I’m really sorry that you feel so offended but it’s fact that I haven’t received any of your emails. I have great respect for my followers, but I’m still in the dark what exactly I have to do. If it’s possible send it through conversation box of my word press account or another email address that is thankyou

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