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A green warrior wages battle against plastic

A green warrior wages battle against plastic
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The drastic effects of pollution have been showing its impact on our daily life. The recent air pollution, which choked the people of Delhi has become...

LB Nagar: The drastic effects of pollution have been showing its impact on our daily life. The recent air pollution, which choked the people of Delhi has become a perfect lesson for the next generation.

Responsible people from the society are making their efforts to contain the menace in their levels. Dusapati Ramu, a resident of LB Nagar is one among them, who took an initiative to combat the pollution. He chose to discourage the use of plastic in the twin cities. He offers two saplings in exchange of plastic. His innovative idea is being appreciated by environment lovers.

Speaking to The Hans India, Ramu said he was moved by the development of declaring 10 holidays for the schools due to the unbearable air pollution in Delhi. "I felt worried what happens to my city if things are going on like this.

The use of plastic is at alarming level and we need to contain it," he said. People from faraway places are coming with plastic and collecting the saplings and this tells the quantum of pollution in the city, he added. Ramu is a HR manager in a software company. He works for five days in his office and dedicates the remaining two days of the week for this cause.

"The single use plastic has become a threat to our lives. Almost one crore polythene covers are used in the city. People are recklessly throwing them in roads and public places, making them dangerous for animals," he said.

Ramu is inviting people to the nursery where he distributes saplings and explain them about the evil effects of plastic use. He believes that people who respond to his call will bring the plastic without throwing it anywhere. He is also explaining people not to use the covers with less than 50 microns thickness.

" "Polythene covers with banned specifications are still used by vendors and some supermarkets. They reach our homes and we cannot get rid of them as they cannot be recycled,'' Ramus says.

In his mission, he is doing two things. Fist, he is receiving the dangerous plastic from the public and gives them plants which give us oxygen. "I spend one-fourth of my income for this cause," he says proudly. His efforts are recognised and number of people coming to the nursery is growing every day.

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