We all are aware of the fact that plastic is gradually poisoning nature but the truth is that we are dependent on plastic.
Studies by experts say that plastic waste takes hundreds or even thousands of years to break down causing long-lasting environmental damage. According to researchers, scientists, plastic pollution causes harm to humans, animals and plants through toxic pollutants. It affects all organisms in the food chain from tiny species to big animals.
Despite knowing all the facts about plastic, we still do not wish to leave it behind.
Challenging all the odds, three youths of Dhakuakhana subdivision of the Lakhimpur district have initiated unique steps to create awareness against plastic wastes in the picnic spots.
The youths drew the attention and appreciation of nature lovers by managing nests for birds on several trees in the Gandhi Maidan located in Dhakuakhana town.These three youths, viz-- Rantu Chetia, Dhruba Akash Chetia and Bikash Chetia, inhabitants of Chetia Gaon, have removed the plastic waste seen scattered here and there.
They have left no stone unturned to create awareness against plastic wastes in different tourism spots, picnic spots, riverbanks of Dhakuakhana by installing banners, posters. They even invest on their own in all the necessities.
Since December 30 last year, the trio has been doing a great job of cleaning the picnic spots of Dhakuakhana at Basudev Than Naruwa Xatra, Bhimpora Siga, Kilakuli Jan, Sorola Pothar. Along with that, they have even tried to educate and make people aware that how bad is plastic for the nature and have encouraged them to use jute and paper products instead of plastic.
The people of Dhakuakhana have appreciated the unique venture of the three youths, initiated against plastic wastes with the spirit of their love for nature. Notably, the youths drew the attention and appreciation of nature lovers by managing nests for birds on several trees in the Gandhi Maidan located in Dhakuakhana town.