There must be many solutions toward one of these serious social problems today – pollution. I believe that the problem can for sure be solved if we, you and I, could work on it and contribute something together. It is very important for each one of us to try our best to make our world greener, so that we have a safer place to live. Going through all my researches, I found many innovative solutions and technologies for pollution and environmental protection. However, my own solution to this social problem would be the “Simple Solution”. There are many simple things that we could do, such as increasing usage of reusable bags, walking and cycling instead of driving, garbage distribution and classification, to reduce pollution.
Reusable Bags vs. Plastic Bags
Preventing pollution is not a one-day business, and an easy job to accomplish. It requires us to do a little bit day by day. First of all, it is important to raise our awareness of reducing waste. One thing we could do is to increase our usage of reusable bags instead of plastic bags. I know that there are some supermarkets in US have already been encouraging people to use those reusable bags for shopping. We should pay more attention on recycling plastic and paper bags.
The great thing about this simple change in the way we consume our products and groceries, is that it is actually realistic and possible! The practicality of reusable bags is great – as they are stronger and thus could carry more. Making the switch from using platic bags to reusable bags is not a difficult one. Think about it, by investing in a reusable bag (which usually costs you about a $1 CAN), you can reduce the amount of waste that gets piled up in landfills.
Your Feet vs. The Wheels
Secondly, we should walk and cycle more often than drive. Because of the negative impact of vehicle emissions on our air and health, we should reduce the usage of cars, and drive less. Walking and cycling under good weather conditions might be one of the ways to avoid driving. Car pooling would be another way to decrease the population of cars on the road.
Unlike the simplicity of changing from using a plastic bag to a reusable bag, I understand that making the switch when it comes to commuting is more difficult. It is undeniable that in the world that we live today, some people just cannot get by without a car to get to wherever they need to go. Whether it is work, picking the kids up, loading up cargo for a company, or traveling – driving is necessary at times.
So what I am proposing is that people should reduce driving when they can, and cut the short drives by walking or cycling there instead.
Waste Awareness vs. Garbage Stupidity
Lastly, we should pay attention on garbage distribution and classification. Landfill is another social problem we face today. As garbage is the main source for landfill, we should consider where and how we should distribute our garbage. Also, instead of putting all kinds of wastes together, we should classify them, and separate litter from recyclable waste, for example.
Everyone has responsibility to protect our world. To build a safer and greener place to live in, each one of us should contribute a little bit. There might not be anything that we could do to correct and change the environment, but I believe that we could definitely make our environment better, and establish a brighter future for our next generation.
In a Nutshell
Ultimately, what I am trying to really stress in this post, is that the simple changes and modifications that everybody is able to make, could really help improve the pollution crisis. Afterall, it is the little things that accumulate to huge problems for the environment. And it is no surprise then, that the same goes for improving the problem: the little things.