Paheli was writing a letter to her friend. She crumpled and threw the first draft of her letter on the floor as it had become untidy. Similarly, she crumpled and threw 6 more papers on the ground. In the end, she picked them up and put them in a polythene bag and threw it on the road outside her house. Do you think Paheli’s actions were responsible? What would you have done if you were in her place?

AcademicChemistryNCERTClass 6

Paheli was writing a letter to her friend. She crumpled and threw the first draft of her letter on the floor as it had become untidy. Similarly, she crumpled and threw six more papers on the ground. In the end, she picked them up, put them in a polythene bag, and threw them on the road outside her house. This action of Paheli was that of an irresponsible citizen.

By doing so, she is polluting the environment. Instead of wasting the used papers, she could reuse them in different ways. She is adding non-biodegradable waste to the environment by throwing a polythene bag on the road.

Stray animals looking for food in the plastic bags, end up swallowing the bags, which may cause death due to choking. The plastic bag may fall into sewage and clog it due to the blockage of waste in the drains. During heavy rains, it might even create a flood-like situation.

If I were at her place, then I would have either used the waste paper for doing rough work or converted the waste paper into paper pulp for decorating purposes or to make handicraft items.
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Updated on 10-Oct-2022 13:20:23

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