It's fascinating how some people just hold on to convictions... no matter how hopeless their causes may seem. There was this man waiting for 30 years because he refused to yield to corruption and then there's our English teacher... It's not really an unfair comparison - she has been sending mails every day for the past few years and hasn't given up yet [though there have never been any replies/reactions from the receivers' end].
She even said once: "I don't believe in giving up on my convictions... That's why they are called convictions."
We are going to follow her path and send emails too... It's about the small things that you can do to make a difference. Of course, whether any difference is being made or not, is totally another matter. But like I've already said, there's no harm in trying. Besides, in matters like these, you just have to believe [or rather understand] that what you're doing is for a good cause, and so it sure is worth spending a few minutes for.
We are a team of 11th std students [Naveena, Meenakshi, Janani, Vidya, Priya, Nivedhitha, Anandavalli, Benita, Rachel, Priyadhirshini and Karthiga] The purpose of our mail is to request you to kindly ban plastic bags in the city, as they have several harmful effects on the environment - Plastic bags will never biodegrade; they will pollute our land and water indefinitely; less than 3% of plastic bags are recycled [the cost of recycling bags is hundreds of times higher than producing new bags]; plastic bags break down into smaller toxic debris which contaminate our soil, lakes, rivers and water reservoirs and eventually the toxic debris will enter into the food chain.
Plastic is already banned in Maharastra, Dehli, Punjab, Rajasthan, Himanchal Pradesh, Goa and West Bengal. China, Japan, Australia, Philppines, Germany and many other countries have also banned them. I feel that if entire countries have taken initiatives with positive results, we can benefit, as well as set an example for the rest of our state.
We, therefore, request you to kindly ban the use of plastic bags in supermarkets, pharmacies, and other stores in the district.
Thanking youYours sincerely,CHANGE Team