Civic Sense Blown Up Along With Firecrackers

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Image via The Week

Did you know that human beings are capable of creating thousands of tonnes of waste in a single day? That’s what happened this Diwali. Who cares if shredded paper from fireworks makes its way into the waterways? Workers across the nation had to work overtime to clear all the waste, including on the day of the festival, instead of being with friends and family.

debris Firecracker filth littering a road in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Image via The Hindu

Oh, and it isn’t easy to clear the debris from the roads, either, because it’s mixed with plastic and other filth. Workers have no choice but to light the stuff on fire, which causes more air pollution and often causes some leftover crackers to go off, leading to injuries. But that’s alright, isn’t it? If one worker goes down, there are plenty of substitutes available.

It’s interesting how people…

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