You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Some people think that companies and private individuals should pay to clean up the pollution that they produce, not the government. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own experience or knowledge. Write at least 250 words.
Pollution is one of the burning issues which many governments find it hard to encounter with. At this juncture, in order to assist the governments, it is said that companies and private individuals should pay to clear the waste they produce. I feel this is a pro-active step to fight pollution.
When the responsibility of the company is taken into account, many companies produce large quantities of waste every day, and this may be solid, liquid or in gaseous form. It is to be seen that most companies not only have weaker provisions for waste management, but also are not seen taking much interest in the area of waste disposal. Therefore, it becomes a rational thought that they should either find appropriate waste management options or to pay the government proportionally for the waste they produce.
Turning to the case of waste management of individuals, it can be seen that a sizeable proportion of human population is helpless. The best option they have is to seek the help of the governing bodies and bear the expense of the proper disposal of waste. For example, many local bodies have government-aided volunteers whose service is paid, for the collection and segregation of waste from individual homes at regular intervals. This initiative is seen very successful, and in a great way reduces the incidents of ‘throwing away’ litter in public places.
I admit that the when governments levy tax from both the companies and individuals, like all the governmental services, waste management would be also the state’s responsibility. However, when the amount of waste is more and when it is disposed irrationally, governments have to employ extra efforts to manage it, and this requires more finance.
To conclude, though there are some criticisms when governments charge for waste management services from companies and individuals, I think its advantages outweigh its disadvantages.