Degrading our planet, one nanoparticle at a time
This year, India and the United Nations (UN) are jointly hosting the global World Environment Day celebrations, with ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ as the central theme. There is no reason to celebrate, really. Recently there was alarming news of how we are ingesting plastic nanoparticles in the food that makes it to our tables. It’s time to fix the problem but where do we even begin?
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Public apathy stems from an inability to embrace the idea of collective ownership. Here’s a brief list of questions on the topic posed on popular website, Quora.
1. Why is there a lack of civic sense among the people of India?
2. Do Indians lack civic sense? And how?
3. What is the reason behind the poor civic sense of Indians?
4. What would be some great ways to increase civic sense among common Indian citizens?
The answers vary and reasons span from ‘parental values’ to ‘third world rat race’ to ‘false entitlement’. But these answers (or the use of plastics) aren't exclusive to Indians so we’ll leave it at that.