Climate change is looming large and world is getting closer to a point of no return, at a time when collective action is missing and collective focus of Nations on climate change lacks purpose, Norway has taken the onus to lead the way in making our world a better place by taking the pledge and commitment to ensure zero deforestation. The MPs have enforced rules for supply chain management to ensure there is no deforestation. This is in line with 2014 UN Climate Summit to “promote national commitments that encourage deforestation-free supply chains, including through public procurement policies to sustainably source commodities such as palm oil, soy, beef, and timber”.
Importance of rainforest
The rainforests of the world play a crucial part in the climate of the world and climate change. It is the rain forests which absorbs CO2, a greenhouse gas which contributes to global warming. Besides the capacity to absorb CO2, the rainforests of the world houses half of the plant and animal species of the world. The amazon is the largest rainforest in the world, it is called the lungs of the world which inhales CO2 and gives oxygen. Even the Amazon is threatened by massive deforestation.
The Logical Indian salutes the government of Norway for the bold and necessary step. It is high time all the countries of the world follow suit. We as a humanity have very little time to save ourselves from a point of no-return and more importantly climate change affects the poor first and affects them more. By continuing the present way of life we not only affect the environment for the worse but we also commit an injustice to the poor and vulnerable of the world.
“Researchers Find 12,000 Pieces Of Microplastic Per Litre Of Arctic Ice”
“80-Kg Polythene Waste Removed From Cow’s Stomach After A Three-Hour Surgery”
“Pacific Garbage Patch Is Now Three Times The Size Of France”
These are a few news headlines from the past couple of months. No matter how much we try to deny it, over the course of time, plastic has become a part and parcel of our lives and it is destroying the environment and also endangering lives of animals.
While we have been made to believe that plastic is an indispensable part of our lives, it is destroying everything around us. According to UN Environment, about one million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute around the world. Also, up to 5 trillion single-use plastic bags are used worldwide every year. This means that almost half of the plastic created in the world is thrown away after a single-use.
All this plastic now ends up either in landfills or in the ocean. The marine life is heavily endangered because of plastic. Reports of aquatic animals dying of plastic pollution are increasing every day. A study from 2015 found around 44,000 incidences of animals getting entangled in plastic debris since 1960s. Plastic, that disintegrates into smaller pieces, are often eaten by smaller fish, which the ultimately ends up in our stomach. That is carcinogenic for human beings.
It is in this context that Indiabulls Home Loans has decided to do its bit and contribute to a plastic free environment. Setting the tone in its own offices, the company has decided to do away with single-use plastic bags and bottles at work.
As a special Independence Day initiatives, they have come up with a beautiful video #PlasticSeAzaadi. In the video, set against the backdrop of an Independence Day celebration at school children discuss the demerits of plastic use and how it is detrimental to the environment.
As with many important matters in life, it is children who recognize the right path and set the example. If they can, then why it is that adult can’t?
The Logical Indian appreciates Indiabulls Home Loansfor such a noble and necessary initiative to make our world a better place. We might not realize now, but the effects of excessive plastic could lead to ultimate destruction of Earth. We are ready to give up plastic, are you?