Kollegal, July 7, 2021: “Though we all know that usage of plastic is hazardous none of us are ready to stop using it in our daily lives. Hence, all of us should stop using it. Let it begin with us, then at home, in our locality and everywhere,” opined Smt. Smitha, Lecturer, Dept. of Geography, JSS Women’s College, Kollegal.
She delivered a virtual lecture on the topic, “Environment conservation impossible without stopping usage of plastic,” organized by the Environment Conservation Committee, National Service Scheme, of the JSS Women’s College, Kollegal.
In her lecture, she said, “Though plastic is prohibited in the State and the country, all of them including businessmen, customers have continued using it unabatedly, which is very unfortunate. The methane gas emitted from plastic is 30 times dangerous than carbon dioxide. It leads to the extinction of flora and fauna. Hence, we all should pledge not to use plastic and save our future generations from disaster.”
In his presidential address, Prof. Umesh, Principal expressed his view, “plastic appears harmless from outside, but it can prove fatal to us. We conducted the cleanliness drive successfully. Likewise, we should also strive to build a completely plastic-free society. Many other alternate products to plastic are available in the market. We should start using them and pledge not to use plastic,” he said.
Sri Basavaraju, NSS Program Officer, and NSS volunteers took part in the online virtual program.