Plastic Pollution- Problem and Solution- Speech by Madhav Prasanth

  • Contributed by : Madhav Prasanth
  • Status : Student
  • Mode : Medium
  • Article type : Speech for children
  • Target Age Group : 6-10 Years

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Respected Principal, Vice principal  Teachers and my dear friends,
Good Morning to all,

Today, I would like to take your attention to a key problem we face, which is plastic.
There is a famous quote .It is only 'just one small straw,” said eight billion people. Yes.. its a fact that 8 Billion plastic straws are used and thrown into our environment every year. The total production of plastic and other solid waste is around three million tons per day. This is  approximately ten times the amount we produced  a century ago. India generates close to 26,000 tonnes of plastic a day, and tragic part is , almost two third part of this remain uncollected. The presence of plastic possess an array of problems to our environment. When plastic accumulates in an area it will begin to negatively impact the natural environment and create problems for plants, wildlife, and even the human population. Often this includes killing plant life and posing dangers to local animals both in land and sea.

Plastic is undoubtedly a very useful material, but it is also made from toxic compounds known to cause illness, and because it is meant for durability, it is not biodegradable. Plastics and their by products are making our cities look like garbage bins, getting dumped into oceans and waterways, in huge quantities ,contributing to health problems in humans and animals.

Let us know turn our attention towards solution to this issue. The key steps to  address this issue are
1. Reduce the use of Plastic
2. Reuse Plastic
3. Recycle Plastics
And off course finally to invent plastic alternative substances or environmental friendly plastic substances.

Let me present a simple and practical solution to this issue which as students we all can easily take part . My idea is  a proposal to my school principal based on the principle of reduction, reuse and recycle. The idea is to implement a Green Ambassador program in our school and link it with the students’ performance card. The program will be based on the principle of Reduction, reusing and recycling of plastic. Every student will be given a card which will be evaluated every month and points will be awarded to students who demonstrates or produces the following results
1. Preparing plastic awareness posters and displaying in class rooms- 5 points
2. Submission of plastic Waste data every month- 5 points
3. Evidence of plastic reuse like paper bags used in grocery, old bottles used as plant pots etc.- 10 points
4. Evidence for monthly reduction of plastic waste- 5 points

Based on their accumulated points, the highest boy and girl from each class may be awarded the green ambassador badge. Annual progress card should have this entry for Green Ambassador program and all academic
I believe that such a Program which is linked to academic progress card can influence students and their families and create awareness about plastic. IF this program us successful in our school, the same program can be implemented in other schools also and so together the student community can achieve a lot against plastic waste.

I believe that  bringing awareness about plastic among the society and a building  can make a lot of changes. Let us start this from our self  by making a commitment today that we will start reducing the use of plastic

Thank you

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