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- After the examinations Rakesh with his friends went on a picnic to a nearby park. All friends carried cooked food packed in plastic bags or plast
. After the examinations Rakesh with his friends went on a picnic to a nearby park. All friends carried cooked food packed in plastic bags or plast
After eating the food some friends collected the leftover food and plastic bags etc. and planned to dispose them off by burning. Rakesh immediately checked them and suggested to segregate the leftover food and peels of fruits from the plastic materials and respectively dispose them off separately in the green and red dustbins placed in the corner of the park.
(a) In your opinion, is burning plastic an eco-friendly method of waste disposal? Why? State the advantage of the method suggested by Rakesh.
(b) How can we contribute in maintaining the parks and roads neat and clean?
Ans. (i) Burning of plastic is not an eco-friendly method of waste disposal because it produces toxic gases which cause too much air pollution. It has an adverse effect on the health of all types of living organisms including human beings. The method of waste disposal used by Rakesh is advantageous as the leftover food and peels of fruits are biodegradable and can be used as manure. The plastic bags and cans should be disposed off in red dustbins from where they can be sent for recycling, thereby keeping the environment clean
(ii) • We should not litter on roads and parks.
• We should not spit on roads and parks.
• We should make it a point to throw the garbage in dustbins and learn to segregate garbage into biodegradable and non-biodegradable.