Polythene: A bagful of poison

on Apr25


Trillions of polythene bags are used world over every year.They persist on this earth to haunt us and our generations for centuries.
Plastic bags consumed this year around the world:

Polythene chokes the drains, the water bodies, pollutes the land and poisons us slowly but surely. Wake up! There may still be time!
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Polythene Choked Nigeen Lake
Polythene
Polythene & Animals

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devouring the devil.
These innocents are the major sufferers of this menace.
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Grass in polybag
Poly insult.Even mowed grass cannot escape the polythene menace.
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Plastic food
This is a frequent sight in kashmir.Polythene has been recovered from the rumen of countless cattle and is a major threat to animals also
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From a beautiful stream to a choked dream
A stream once flowing into Jhelum River is now a cesspool.Polythene and sewage did the dirty job.
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polythene
Polythene pollution is an epidemic now.
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Choking the drains
A choked drain. Polythene the culprit again.Pic Credits: green hopes
Polythene in Nigeen Lake
Too loud to be a whisper. Polythene in the middle of Nigeen Lake
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choked drains
Khushaal Sar LakeKhushal Sar Anchar Lake
Anchar Lake
Disposable Plastic

Lake Shores

Plastic in the mountains

Plastic in the mountains

Plastic waste in Gulmarg

Plastic waste in Gulmarg

Plastic waste in Gulmarg

Plastic waste in Gulmarg

HOW TO TACKLE THE MENACE OF POLYTHENE BAGS??
GREEN HOPES LAUNCHES A CAMPAIGN AGAINST PLASTIC BAGS IN KASHMIR.VISIT THE CAMPAIGN SITE TO SUPPORT THE CAUSE.

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  1. 1

    Hi,
    Degradation of polyethne is a great challange as the materials are increasingly used.
    Ignorance of the people who don’t care about the effects of proper waste disposal and who may not know about the effects of improper waste disposal. They therefore dump the polythene bags carelessly.
    Emphasis should be put on the use of paper bags. This is because the paperbags are also light and they can easily decompose. They should therefore act as the subsitute for the polythene bags .
    Thanx

  2. Nazir

    2

    Hi;
    I work for a civic body and have worked in Dal for nearly three months to check menace of polythene, which is ruthlessly used by all walks of life. I have personally tried to stop use of polythene in and around Dal and have even lodged several FIR’s with Police. What experience I have got is that we all i.e., public, police, civic bodies are so ignorant towards our assets that if a concious person tries to stop violator, you are thronged by people who defend violators and help them to escape action. Even I was straightway told by Police that I should stop prosecuting violators as they predict resentment.
    I believe that unless and untill enforcing agencies are not made answerable Dal will detoriate beyond imagination.