Pollution is Everybody’s Business
Only two days are left and my time is up here as a blogger. I would like to discuss a topic that interests me.
When Csilla had arrived to the USA, one of the first things that the host family showed her was how to select the waste. They collected papers, empty cans, food etc. in different bags and they took them to the dumpsters in this way. I can remember when Csilla told me that and we were surprised. In Slovakia we started to select waste material only a few years ago.
Maybe speaking of pollution is stereotyped. But I think it is a very serious problem. Normally, people associate the word pollution with polluted air. Each one of us can help to solve this problem by changing our old habits to help the environment. We should start to protect the environment in own yard. For example, we all know that we have a shortage of water resources so it is not a good idea to use drinking water to wash our car. Another example is that we try to recycle many of the materials that we normally throw away. When waste materials are reused, pollution will decrease. Unfortunately, last year we saw an environmental activist who threw an empty flacon away on the street. He set a bad example to my children. In my village we have the opportunity for us to collect and separate waste material. Next to the grocery there are three boxes where we can collect paper, plastic and glass. It is so nice to see that when old people go to the grocery in the morning they bring along these materials in their shopping baskets and throw them in the boxes. They set a good example to young people. We have only had this possibility lately, for about one year. We live next to the main street and lots of trucks and cars pass through our village every day. Sometimes the truck drivers pitch out their waste in front of our house. Another problem is that some people have a lot of junk around their house and when they load up a trailer and take it to the dump they have to pay at the dumpsite. But in my country people are not used to paying for dumping their waste, so they often tip out their waste next to the road or under the trees. I cannot understand these people.
How we can protect nature? What is your idea?
I had quite a hectic day so I am a little tired now. But I am feeling a little better today.
Goodnight! Have a nice dream!
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