Q) You are Sohan Singh president of RWA (kailashpur). You are fighting with the problem of non- biodegradable plastic for many years. Write a letter to the editor,
times and request for raising this issue in his newspaper. Hindustan
08th Oct, 2011
Subà issue of non- biodegradable plastic
Through your esteemed newspaper I want to draw attention of concerned authorities towards problem of non- biodegradable plastic. I am president of RWA – kailashpur and fighting with this problem for last five years.
Plastic is an environment Hazard. Polythene bags are polluting, land, water, and air because they are non- biodegradable. A plastic bag if buried in soil will remain there intact even after hundreds of years. Plastic is impermeable to water and air. Hence water cannot percolate down the plastic sheet and it also deprives the soil of the oxygen. Thus it deteriorates the fertility of the land. Plastic is lighter than water and floats on the its surface. It stops mixing of vital Oxygen from air to water. It is lethal for aquatic life. Plastic can neither melt in water nor degrade in soil. It is very difficult to get rid of it. Even burning causes air pollution as many poisonous gases are produced in the process. Thinner than 5 micron plastic is especially harmful because if it is mixed in the soil, it cannot be picked. We must ban its uses.
I expect that you will understand the gravity of the problem. Kindly provide some space in your newspaper.
Sohan SinghPresident –RWA (kailashpur)