Does paper and books too add to the waste?
Are papers and books a waste? Do printed materials add to pollution just because they are not read? The author is of the opinion that if one does not choose to read a printed material, it is a waste because the paper that is made out of wood pulp destroy the environment due to the cutting of trees. You may comprehend the thought with your own views. Whether read or perused or otherwise, can you say that a printed matter is a waste and a threat to the environment just because the paper on which it is printed is a waste for want of readers?
We are discussing a lot about plastic waste these days. Authorities are taking legal actions against the use of plastic carry bags in the markets. However, the results are very poor and most of the open places are contaminated by plastics in different forms.
Now it is time to think about the misuse of paper and the resulting environmental disaster due to it. This misuse is resulting in the destruction of a large number of trees, which adversely affect the atmosphere.
If we look at the books published in different languages, the number is going on the increase. But this increase is in the number (quantity) and not in the quality (the contents). If we go through the contents of the books published, many of them could be seen not worthy of reading. If we step into a library, we can see most of the books are not even opened by readers. This is the case with college/ university libraries too. The same is the situation of magazines and journals published. No serious articles appear there.
However, the paper is used for all these and as a result, the paper is simply wasted. A detailed discussion is needed in this issue.