Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
7) Write a brief note on plastic menace that the current and future generations are to face. How can we prevent ocean pollution due to plastics? What advancements are being made in recycling plastics? Discuss.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is straightforward and is about discussing the rising trends of Plastic pollution forcing us to think of the new sub category to Holocene – Plasticene.
Key demand of the question:
Discussion should be about the menace that plastic pollution is causing and its extent. Emphasize on advancements are being made in recycling plastics, what should be the way forward.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
In a few introductory lines explain with some stats/facts the current conditions of plastic pollution.
One must cover the following aspects in the answer –
- What are the concerns posed by plastic pollution?
- Causes and impact?
- To what extent advancements are being made in recycling plastics?
- Quote various policies in this direction taken by different countries, organizations etc. in this direction.
- Suggest what measures should be taken to overcome the challenge.
Conclude with what should be the way forward.