crow feeding polythene at delhi
crow feeding polythene at delhi

This day is celebrated throughout the world on 5th June. This is the principle vehicle of the United Nations for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment. This year India is the host country and delegations from all over the world will be deliberating in Delhi.

Every year there is a different theme for making people aware of how we all can take part in protecting the environment for the benefit of the future generations.

The theme this year is :-

”Beat Pastic Pollution”.

crow feeding polythene at delhi

No one can deny the fact that we have made our life completely dependent on the use of plastic material and the entire planet is just worried as to how we can reduce our dependence on the use of plastics.

It is also gathered that every year World uses 500 billion plastic bags and about 50% is of single use or disposable.

We all of us are aware of the fact that in spite of the call of our Government for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, we are seeing used plastic bags lying in each of the colony, village, towns and cities..

crow feeding polythene at delhi

Last year I was shocked to see 3 crows (one of the most intelligent birds) feeding on plastic bag in the heart of the city. The plastic is non gradable and going to stay in the digestive system and will block it. It kills the birds by cutting their stomach or taking up space, making them feel full where as they are starving in actual.

How can we help not only them but us also from the menace of plastic.

To start with ,should we not reduce use of disposable plastic products. Secondly let us not litter the plastic bags after their use in the public area where they are easily picked up by the birds or animals . There are many other possibilities and solutions.

Let us take a pledge to reduce our dependence on single use plastic for the benefit of the living creatures.

Image from Delhi taken in April 2017.

About Vinod Goel

He joined Customs & Central Excise service in 1982. As a civil servant, his job takes him to various parts of India, which gave him an opportunity to capture our wild heritage, through his camera. His passion for wildlife photography started in 2004 when he was posted at Raipur (Chhattisgarh) and this passion continues till today.