Some think that these environmental problems are too big for individuals to be solved, while others think that individuals cannot solve these environmental problems unless they make some action. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
A number of people hold the view that it is hard for individuals to deal with some environmental problems, which need to be tackled by governments.
For example, governments should keep on doing related surveys and bring in some practical laws or regulations to ensure that both individuals and companies do take the environment into consideration when buying or producing something. A good case in point is China's policy restricting plastic bags.
Furthermore, the government should stage laws and regulations to severely punish factories which produce a great number of pollutants and those who litter or spit deliberately.
Finally, large sums of money should be invested in the improvement of environment, such as the treatment of waste water, trash recycling and so on.
On the other hand, opponents argue that without individual efforts, any large project designed to improve our surroundings will fail in the end without doubt.
Hardly could any project designed to protect the surrounding succeed without the efforts of individuals.
For example, the Chinese government introduced legislation banning use of plastic bags in supermarkets to tackle the problem of "white pollution" in July 2008
However, in many community markets, we can still find that the white bags are given at the request of customers. If we individual customers demand fewer products or services contaminating the environment, the production will definitely be less.
According to a recent research conducted by several universities in China, cities like Qingdao and Suzhou where citizens enjoy a higher awareness of environmental protection did witness a decline in white-pollution from 2008-2009.
In conclude, I contend it is a comprehensive task to improve today's environment, which needs the cooperation and coordination of individuals and governments.