Writing an Essay about “Banning of Polybags/Problems of Polybags”
Banning of Polybags/Problems of Polybags
Polybags are the major source of pollution. Polybags are such kind of bags as are made of polythene became very popular with us. The use of polythene is a threat to our environment and has become a social problem.
It is a matter of joy that the Govt. has at last banned polybags. People were demanding to stop the production, use and marketing of polybags. Both the Prime Minister and Minister for the Environment and Forest took the decision to ban polybags in the meeting. According to the decision, it is banned firstly from Dhaka city from 1st January 2002 and from 1st March from the entire country. On an average 60 lac polybags were being used everyday only in Dhaka city. Most of the used polybags were thrown out here and there. Then the polybags block- sewerage pipes and the regular flow of the drain water, which results in the complete disruption of the drainage system. Many low-lying areas in the cities frequently go under water because of the polythene bags. For instance, we can recall the longest lasting flood in 1998. Flood water remained in many parts of Dhaka for over two months. It is also a great threat to our cultivable land. Whenever these polybags go inside the cultivable land, it reduces its fertility and crops do not grow in such lands. Polybags remain unchanged like a curtain through which nothing can pass. It can not mix with soil. It spreads skin disease and causes harm to the nutrition of trees. Air is polluted while these polybags are being burned. It also causes some serious diseases like tuberculosis and cancer. On the contrary, our traditional jute and cloth bags have lost their market because of the uses of polythene.
However, it is a burning question for us that we should stop the production, uses and marketing of polybags immediately and keep our environment free from polybags.