Good afternoon dear teachers, and colleagues. I would like to introducemyself to those of you who don’t know me yet. I am ………………, a tenth – yearstudent.
Today I’ll present the most grevious problem that our planet is facingtoday, that is the lack of natural resources and our unthoughtful use ofthem. Besides, I’m going to tell you briefly how the government of theUnited States solves this problem.
Do you know that every year the United States produces so much solid wastethat we could make a line of garbage trucks reaching halfway to the moon?The amount of rubbish in the world consisted of 40 milliard tones in 1970,but in 2005 this number is about to reach even 1000 milliard tones. Can youbelieve that every year Americans throw away so much food that they couldfeed the entire population of Canada for one day? Unfortunately that istrue. The next problem is that space in landfills is running out anddisposal of waste has become troublesome. If we go on living like this, theworld’s oil reserves will last only 35 years.
The practice of recycling, reusing, and reducing waste are becoming morecommonplace. In the USA disposal of waste has been developed into bigbusiness. Mostly every country tries to get rid of waste by exporting allkinds of rubbish to under-developed countries; used computers, donationclothes to charities could be mentioned as examples. Isn’t it wise andthoughtful in respect to the poor? Individuals have also taken actionsto reduce landfill waste. For example, newspapers, bottles, tires arerecycled. Those who want to get rid of leftover food and, at the same time,care about the environment, turn it into rich garden compost. They wintwice: they don’t have garbage and they have an excellent fertilizer forvegetable and flower gardens.
As you can see, with no room for items such as newspapers, bottles, and oldlumbers at the landfill, we have to come up with many innovative programsto recycle what was once thought to be trash. Our goal is to provideanswers for our everyday life that helps to protect our environment – andconserve precious natural resources. Everyone has to think deeply what hecan do to save his environment. Everyone is responsible for the weather,ground and water pollution. By destroying the nature we are destroyingourselves. We have known these problems for a long time, and they have beenmade worse by our way of life. As human kind continues to grow, recyclingeffort becomes even more important. It will cost money to make thesechanges. But it’s better to pay the price now – not later when the effectsof global warming can’t be reversed. Our government must pay more attentionto organising the cleaning of nature. So we shouldn’t turn a blind eye tothose problems, because our earth is our castle.