Environmental protection should be the responsibility of politicians, not individuals as individuals can do too little. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some
people
think that
politicians
should be responsible for protecting the
environment
as there is nothing much that individuals can do about
this
problem. In my opinion, the responsibility to protect the
environment
should not fall upon
politicians
alone because ordinary citizens can make a significant contribution.
Firstly
,
politicians
can urge the government to impose new laws against actions that damage the
environment
.
For instance
, one of the major factors leading to environmental pollution is the overuse of plastic products, like bottles and bags, and
this
can be stopped if the government issues an official ban on all companies from using plastic packaging.
In addition
, the rate of deforestation can
also
be reduced if high-ranking bureaucrats agree to impose strict punishments,
such
as long-term imprisonment and heavy fines, on those who cut down trees illegally.
However
,
besides
introducing and enforcing new laws and regulations, I doubt that there is any
further
action that
politicians
can take to protect the
environment
.
On the other hand
, I believe that ordinary
people
, through small, everyday actions, can
also
greatly contribute to protecting the
environment
.
First
, citizens in many countries, like the Netherlands, have now shifted towards using bicycles and subway trains for their daily travel
instead
of cars, which has so far helped reduce a tremendous amount of CO2 released into the air, and improved air quality.
Second
, the problem of polluted oceans has
also
been tackled in many places thanks to groups of young
people
who voluntarily spend their time cleaning up beaches
,
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or even diving into
water
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to pick up trash.
For example
, many students in Nha Trang, a coastal city
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Vietnam, spent nearly their whole summer holiday in 2018 keeping the beaches of their hometown clean by collecting all the trash from tourists
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and even
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Chinese
people
from entering certain areas to
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them from littering. In conclusion, I hold the view that
politicians
alone cannot deal with all environmental problems, and
therefore
individuals should
also
make a contribution to protecting our
environment
.
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