2019年10月26日雅思写作大作文题目：Some people think that private companies and individuals, instead of the government, should pay to clean up the pollution that they have produced. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
Some people think that the environmental problems are too big for individuals to solve. Others, however, believe that the problems cannot be solved if individuals do not take some actions. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Stories relating to pollution and the protection of the environment feature regularly in all forms of media. The thorny question is whether business companies, entrepreneurs as well as individuals, should foot the bill for the elimination of the pollutants generated by their activities. I strongly concur that citizens and all categories of businesses must be held accountable for the safe disposal of all waste byproducts. It is not ihc govcrnmenl's primary duty.
To begin with, to help deal with this issue, it is the governments' duty to draft legislation regarding sound means of discarding waste. This includes all forms of emissions, especially those of a toxic nature. Furthermore, authorities need to enforce strict adherence to the laws with incarceration, forfeiture of businesses and draconian fines at both a personal and business level. Only then, will company directors and common people decide whether the risk of noncompliance is worth the punishment a hardline must always be taken regardless.
Next. it is vital for all businesses to work closely with the authorities when an industrial accident occurs. In fact, widespread contamination may require specialist knowledge and equipment. Consequently, multiple agencies may be required for the containment and decontamination measures which could be beyond the scope of an individual or corporation's ability. The costs of any clean-up must be reimbursed, in full, at a later date.
To conclude, all parties need lo step up and take responsibility for their aclions. Safeguarding ihe environment for future generations is everyone's civil duty regardless of status. In addition, as environmental protection is such a pressing matter, a 'big stick' approach is now needed to ensure the health and well-being not only for human beings, but also the creatures of the Planet Earth.
Some people argue that enterprises and the general public, rather than the government ought to take accountability for the cost of addressing the problem of a polluted environment. I somewhat disagree with this statement, because although businesses' andindividuals’ economic contributions to the clean-up of pollution allow them to be aware of protecting the environment, the government’s effort is also beneficial, especially to large environment-conservation projects.
It is fair to say that there is justification for encouraging companies and individuals to be responsible for paying for cleaning up pollution as this is an effective approach to increase their awareness of the preservation of the environment. Without any economic sanctions imposed, factories may discharge unprocessed waste water to rivers and emit toxic gases into the air, leading to water contamination and air pollution. Meanwhile, pollution may be caused by some travellers throwing litter everywhere, including plastic bottles and batteries. If they were fined for the pollution, such unacceptable behaviour would not occur.
On the other hand, however, the government’s ability to tackle some huge pollution-related projects also determines the vital role it plays in providing funds in dealing with pollution. There is a fact that certain areas of some countries in the world have been polluted severely. In order to mitigate the situation, programmes requiring a great amount of money have to be established; that is to say that other than the government, neither companies or individuals can afford such big costs. If the government’s participation is not considered, the pollution will continue, which will never be settled. In conclusion, I somewhat disapprove of the viewpoint that the responsibility for allocating money to solving pollution has to be restricted to only businesses and citizens instead of the government. Granted, requiring companies and individuals to pay for pollution caused by them can assist them realising the detrimental influences and therefore reducing pollution, the involvement of government agencies is also regarded significant in terms of administering some large pollution control programmes.