প্রকাশিতঃ 11:15 am | June 08, 2020
RAJA SURJO KHAN
Although human beings are the best creatures of creation, the environment around them is constantly changing due to human behavior and negligence. At the same time the balance of the environment is being destroyed. Environmental degradation and pollution is a major problem in Bangladesh. Natural disasters such as floods, droughts and cyclones, tidal surges, climate change and other environmental problems are now commonplace. Human activities are mainly responsible for all this. Arbitrary deforestation, overuse of plastics, overpopulation, poverty, vehicle blackouts, loud noises, industrial factories and brick kiln locations in residential areas, etc. are polluting the environment. Climate change is taking place due to the loss of ecological balance.
The oceans pollution is one of them. The oceans provide us with everything we need: food, oxygen, inspiration and jobs. It also controls the climate. Despite its importance, we are currently treating our oceans like a huge dustbin. We’re throwing the equivalent of a big truck of garbage into the sea every minute, and we’re going beyond our own ability to do anything about the problem. We are pushing for the destruction of the oceans, which are essential for the life of the earth. Just as there is no possibility of survival when the body’s immune system is weakened, the destruction of these oceans will destroy the entire human race. But the good news is that this is a problem that can be solved.
Many were shocked when 30 plastic bags were found in the stomach of a dead whale in Norway. But those who have been working on the ocean for years know that this is not a new problem. This sea has been polluted for many years. The problem of plastic is now so huge that it can be noticed on the beach in every corner of the world.
Each year, an estimated 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean. A product that was so acclaimed that it has become one of the fastest growing environmental problems in the world. It’s hard to imagine how much 8 million tons actually is. In terms of perspective, it weighs about 120 million people. If today’s use of plastics and the lack of adequate waste management continue, this number is expected to reach 60 tons per minute by 2050. Which is evil enough for the earth.
We can take ten necessary steps to prevent marine pollutions: –
1. We must reduce our dependence on plastics;
2. Increase the responsibilities of the producer;
3. Increase fees and taxes on contaminated plastics;
4. Establishment of international aid activities;
5. Zero visibility of sea plastics;
6. Increase mapping, surveillance and research;
7. Stop the flow of plastic waste into the sea;
8. Increase funding for clean-up;
9. Creating public awareness about sea pollution;
10. Announcement of incentives;
Everything in the natural environment is of great value to us. If the environment survives, the human race will survive. We want to leave a habitable world for the next generation. Let us come forward to maintain the balance of the environment.