Nowadays we are producing more and more rubbish. Why do you think this is happening? What can governments do to help reduce the amount of rubbish produced?
A huge amount of waste has been added to the environment daily. In this essay, we will discuss what are the causes of this phenomena and put forward some solutions which can be taken by governments to curb this much of rubbish being produced. To begin with, never would the production of garbage reduce against the raising consumption rate. Rubbish are disposed to the environment immensely in form of food waste, electronic waste and plastic waste due to high consumption of the people. For example, it was estimated in the United States, weight of food waste would exceed one million tons at the end of this year. Furthermore, number of mobile phones wasted had exceeded the population in China as they use more than one phone per person. Moreover, unnecessary plastic and polyethene packaging is directly disposed as rubbish around the world. There are many profound solutions can be formulated by governments and public to mitigate this situation. First, regulatory bodies could impose some laws to limit the additional consumption of citizens. India has been curbed the electronic waste tremendously by imposing new tax scheme for every second electronic device that a person could purchase. Secondly, even though packaging is important part of delivering goods, Japan prohibited non-biodegradable packing materials since 2001. Hence, they could limit the garbage being added excessively. Thirdly, food waste could be manged by a proper recycle mechanism in a way that Sweden has implemented a power generation plant using food waste, so that they produce one third of power demand in the nation. In conclusion, people’s behaviour such as use of multiple devices, extra consumption of foods and unnecessary packaging are the main causes of adding garbage. However, there are effective solutions that has been practicing by governments in many countries to support reduction of rubbish produced.