In order to Save Environment from harmful effects of plastic,we should use 5R Principal

  • R educe
  • R euse
  • R ecycle
  • R epurpose (or Recover)
  • R efuse

 

Reduce

This means that we should use less.

For Example

  • Save Electricity by switching off un-necessary lights and fans
  • Save water by repairing leaky taps
  • Do not waste food

 

Reuse

Reusing means using the same thing again and again.

So,

  • Instead of throwing papers, we can reverse it and use it again
  • Plastic bottles can be used again to store items
  • We can take polythene bags wih us while going to market and ask shopkeeper to put goods in that polythene bag instead of using new one.

 

Recycle

This means we should collect items like plastic, paper, glass, metal and use these materials to make new products, instead of using new plastic, or new metals.

Example

  • We should use the kind of plastics which can be recycled to make new products, like Thermoplastics

 

Repurpose (or Recover)

It means converting waste into resources

Example - Waste plastic bottles can be used to make boat

Boat made of plastic bottles.jpg

We can use cups without handles to grow plants

Refuse

We can refuse to use products which are harmful to the environment

Example - We should say no to single use plastic bags

 

  1. Class 8
  2. Chapter 3 Class 8 - Synthetic Fibres And Plastics

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Davneet Singh is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 9 years. He provides courses for Maths and Science at Teachoo.