Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Colombia's garbage a problem

Fluency exercise

Garbage in Colombia

The environment is a topic that concerns to people all around the world. One of the things that affect this is the garbage collection because people are enough educated to treat this. This problem is common in almost all under developed countries and my country is not an exception. One of the major problems that my country is facing today is the collection of the garbage. Garbage is thrown in everywhere in the land because most of the people unknown that this can affect their life in the future. Though, the government has implanted some programs to teach people about recycling, these have not been enough because most people do not pay attention to this. For example, one of the main rivers is very polluted today because people and some main factories throw chemicals disposes, garbage and everything that they can into it. They think that this is not going to affect because the river is big and long. Then, the stream takes everything far away from where they are living. However, we can see that who suffer the most are people who live in side and side of this river. They use this water for cooking, drinking, washing, agricultural activities and everything, Children are the most affected because they belong to poor families and their families do not have another choice than use the water and resources that river offers.

I understand that educate people is very hard when they have lived in this situation for years and from generation to generation. However, I think that government has to use different strategies to make aware and factories of the consequences of throwing garbage in inadequate places like rivers and forest.