Necessity is the mother of invention
The above photograph is not really great, just an average photo of a tree trunk.
What attracted me was this plastic empty bottle hung to the branch and of course, you can also notice another plastic bag with some contents on the right side of the image.
On enquiry with local people, I understand that the bottle is used to carry petrol from the nearby petrol pump (petrol Bunk) for filling the petrol tank of the auto-rickshaw (a common transport vehicle in India)
Whenever an auto-rickshaw suddenly stops in the middle and the passengers are wondering… the driver realises that the petrol tank of the vehicle is almost empty… these bottles come in handy to fill the petrol from the nearby petrol pump and that the driver need not drag the vehicle to the petrol pump station.
The plastic bag on the right side, I was told that it contains some talisman that is said to bring good luck to those who wear it.
And the saga of Plastic…
Sadly plastic continues its hold on the people because it’s handy and convenient at every instance.
Less said the better about the people which include you & me.
“Convenience at the expense of the planet is not convenience at all” Unknown
“Plastic will be the main ingredient of all our grandchildren’s recipe” Anthony T Hincks
Take home message
“Ban every form of plastic before plastic bans every form of life on the earth”
Sir P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar
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This post is part of
1.Becky B’s Tree Squares photo challenge
2.Debbie Smyth’s One Word Sunday- Handy and
3.John Steiner’s CELLPIC SUNDAY