Most efficient way to reduce the industrial pollution is to tax the companies

IELTS Writing Task 2 with sample answer.

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Some people think the most efficient way to reduce the industrial pollution is to tax the companies which cause the pollution. Others think that there are better ways to reduce the pollution.

Discuss both sides of the argument and give your views.

Write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer :
Pollution is one of the most pressing global issues nowadays and government of different countries are trying to battle this heinous issue from different perspectives and imposing tax to companies who are responsible for creating pollution is one of the ways. Definitely imposing high tax to industries that are responsible for polluting environment is a good way to tackle the pollution but in my opinion this is not the best way to reduce pollution.

It is true that industries that are in manufacturing sector are polluting the air, water and sound significantly. The amounts of CO2 emission by such industries are higher than many other sectors. So to control the amount of pollution they are creating, government can impose a really high tax rate. This would in one hand discourage the expansion and growth of such industries due to the high tax rate and on the other hand would increase the fund the government has for fighting the environmental pollution. Almost every government has projects like plantation, green environment and the high tax would ensure bigger amounts in these funds.

Again, high tax rate in industry level would not be the best way to reduce the environment pollution. Awareness among people, taking more initiatives like creating a green environment, controlling the amount of private cars run in the streets, controlling unfit vehicles, reducing the unnecessary factories and researching to find out the type of fuels that create less pollution would be other better solutions. Some large industries that are polluting the environment would not reduce the amount of pollution they create even if they are imposed with high tax. Their earnings are in millions of dollars per day. Few thousands for tax are insignificant for them. So in my opinion this is definitely not the best solution to fight pollution.

In conclusion, high tax imposing to industries is a good way to increase the government funds for battling the pollution but this is not the best way to control the environmental pollution. Individual person’s awareness, participation and government’s policy to reduce the private car ownership, plantation and research for innovation methods would be better solution.