How do we keep Brunei Darussalam clean?
To keep our country clean, firstly we must practice good habits to keep our environment clean. A good example is we ourselves need to be clean and healthy. Then, our home and garden need to be clean and we must maintain them regularly. Once we know how to keep ourselves and homes clean, then we are able to appreciate the whole environment and do our best to keep it clean.
We need a clean environment, free of pollutants in the air, water and land. This is because we need clean air to breathe in, safe drinking water and a safe place to live in. It is not only us but other living creatures need to have a clean environment too. For example, sea creatures like fish and turtles will live much longer if there is no pollution in the sea water.
The concept of 3R’s, “reduce, reuse, and recycle” is very important to have a clean environment. Reduce means using fewer resources in the first place. When we shop, we look for things that will last, things that are not just durable and well-made, but useful and beautiful enough to please us for a long time. Before recycling or disposing of anything, we need to consider whether we still can use it. A jam jar can store leftovers. Food scraps can become compost.
Each of us can make a difference in protecting our environment and keeping our country clean. If we all do our bit in looking after the environment we will live in a better place.