3. We all depend on the planet
to support us
but we must
4. Waste Generation in India
The Central Public Health and Environmental Engineering
Organization (CPHEEO) has estimated that India generates 150
million tones of waste in a day and most of it is left in the
landfills at the city outskirts leaving a stinking smell and
vultures hovering over heaps of hazardous material.
5. Waste management is a major problem in India. Faced with rapid
population growth, disorganization of city governments, a lack of
public awareness and limited funding for programs, cities have
struggled for years to find a way to responsibly manage the country’s
ever-increasing amount of trash.
Only 10-20 per cent of the city waste is
recycled in an environment-friendly way and
the rest is allowed to lie in the landfills.
Waste Management in India
10. Every time you buy
something it has to
be replaced on the
produce more and
more to meet our
11. We add to pollution indirectly by increasing
the demand for manufactured goods.
encourage us to
buy more goods
than we really
need.They want to
as they can.
We like to try
new things too.
13. Factories which produce more and
more manufactured goods to pollute
the atmosphere directly with gas and
14. Non bio-degradable packaging also pollutes
the environment. Packaging is expensive.
Why pay more for expensively packaged
goods, when the package is then just thrown
away? Such packaging ends up in a landfill
site and takes many, many years to
15. We also add to air pollution directly by
using our cars and bikes when it is not
always necessary to do so.
Cycling keeps you
16. While global warming affects the
environment and weather patterns.
The earth’s atmosphere is
overheating due to the
hole in the ozone layer
Acid rain is
crop sand vegetation.
20. Use paper bags, yellow
bags, and cardboard
boxes for carrying your
shopping. They can be
reused, recycled, and they
are also biodegradable.
Most plastic carrier bags are not
eco friendly because they are
made from polythene which can
take many years to rot. Very few
are biodegradable. Others can be
returned to the shop and replaced
21. Our bins are overflowing
with more and more
rubbish. How many bags
does your family produce
22. Pollution harms the environment. The
environment is a life support system that
all living things depend on. If the
environment is harmed, so are all living
23. Recycle your old clothes by handing
them down to others and then
donating them to a charity etc...