Individuals can do nothing to improve the environment. Only governments and large companies can make a difference. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

Individuals can do nothing to improve the environment. Only governments and large companies can make a difference. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?


[shc_shortcode class=”shc_mybox”]Everyone is becoming aware that the environment is a serious issue. There is bad air
and water pollution everywhere and we also know that the greenhouse effect is
changing our weather and that the hole in the ozone layer is causing skin cancer.
However, not enough is being done to solve these problems, because most people
seem to think that they can do nothing. They think that only governments and large
companies can combat this massive problem. I feel that the responsibility for
protecting the environment must be shared by everyone. Individuals can and should
do many things to help to solve the problem.

First of all people can make sure that they are responsible in the way that they dispose
of waste. If people throw rubbish like plastic into rivers and oceans, it always stays
there, and causes fish and sea-birds to die. It is also important to make sure that we
do not buy goods that have too much wrapping on them, especially plastic wrapping,
because if we do we are adding to the huge amounts of waste.

People also need to be responsible in the way that they use water. In some countries,
like Australia, an enormous amount of water is wasted for swimming pools, washing
cars and so on. Most countries are running out of fresh water. If people used their cars
less this would help to prevent the greenhouse effect. Everyone can try to use public
transport more, or use bicycles, or even walk, instead of using their cars for even short
trips.

Finally, the most important thing that individuals can do is to let their governments
know that they want something to be done about the environment. It is obvious that
the governments will not do anything unless the people force them to.

It is therefore clear that individuals must take responsibility for the environment,
otherwise it will soon be too late, and we and the next generation will suffer serious
consequences. Individuals can do nothing to improve the environment. Only governments and

Individuals can do nothing to improve the environment. Only governments and

Individuals can do nothing to improve the environment. Only governments and

Individuals can do nothing to improve the environment. Only governments and

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