Environment protection is the responsibility of the government. Individual efforts do not count. To what extent do you agree with the above statement?
Nowadays, increasing a number of people concern about environment protection. However, whether the responsibility of protecting our environment is supposed to be taken by governments has become a controversial issue. I am going to discuss this topic and present my viewpoint.
First of all, governments should educate resident’s awareness of the environmental pollution issues and make every effort to keep our city clean and safe. For example, people should sort rubbish for recycling daily and when they go shopping use green bags instead of plastic bags because this will reduce plastic waste and protect our land and trees. Also, government should encourage people reducing their dependence on private cars and using public transports and riding bicycles more often. By doing so, this will not only decrease the emission of carbon dioxide from cars and will but also reduce traffic jams and accidents on the road and decrease air pollution.
Secondly, governments should take action to inspect pollution control measures in factories such as the discharge of waste water or gas is legally or not. If factories do not follow legal requirement, governments should give them penalty and impose severe fine immediately. Moreover, governments should encourage enterprises to create energy saving equipment such as solar energy and hydraulic power system.
To sum up, creating a clean and ideal earth should depend on us making effort on it. The responsibility of environmental protect should be shared between individual and governments. We cannot put all responsibility for protecting the environment on to governments. If everyone can change their habits, the day when people live in a both materially and ecologically balanced environment is not far.