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Class 10 NCERT Solutions English Chapter 4(C) - Let's Clean Up

Let's Clean Up Exercise 145

Solution 2

What exactly is waste? Waste is anything discarded, rejected or otherwise released into the environment in a manner that could have an impact on that environment. How can we help? We can help by practicing the three 'Rs' of waste management-Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. It has been estimated that every ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees, 7000 gallons of water, 4100 kilowatt hour of energy and three cubic yards of landfill space. How does reduce and reuse help reducing consumption in is decreasing waste? Whereas the reuse of products such as recyclable plastics prevents the need for excess production of these exact same plastics. Hence, the emission released from factories is lessened because of recycled products also takes less energy to produce.

Let's Clean Up Exercise 146

Solution 3

The Editor

The Pioneer

Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg

New Delhi


Subject: Colossal wastage of food in the lavish Indian weddings.

We all talk of changing our country for betterment but how little do we do in this regard. Out of so many things that go unnoticed in our dear country, here is one issue that I wish to chalk out. It is strange how Indians spend life's savings on their weddings.

The wedding market in India is flourishing, with approximately 1, 50, 000 crores per year. The shocking part is that all this wastage is happening when our own country, India, is a host of the biggest armies of starving people in the world. Such wastage should be censured and people should be educated against wastage of food in such a manner. In social functions and gatherings, guests should not squander food by piling up their plates excessively. The size of the servings should be limited according to the appetite. Besides, the hosts should also be responsible by giving the caterers the exact number of guests to arrive, so that the food is cooked accordingly and there is no wastage.

I cannot help but point out as to how people do not even bother to use 'R.S.V.P.', which means "please respond", a French phrase, to confirm their visit on being invited. Thus, the host, not sure of the number of guests to arrive, prepares food in abundance leading to inevitable wastage. Indian marriages are not just famous for their traditions and customs but also because of their grand fiestas. I hope that the new generation understands the gravity of the situation and abandons old fashions and deals with such issues practically.

Thanking you

Yours sincerely

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