ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: LIFE IN FUTURE?
Environmental pollution is one of the significant problems that we have been facing worldwide. It has different forms; the sound that we hear and water that we drink can be considered some of the aspects that contribute to environmental pollution, which would, in turn, lead to health hazards and adverse effects on wildlife and the ecosystem. It can be stated as introducing foreign particles or harmful substances that would negatively affect the environment.
Install renewables: We should clean renewable energy systems, such as wind and solar. It can help us reduce the impact on the environment significantly while lowering our energy bill. Various federal, state and local incentives are available to make installing renewable energy more modest. DSIRE, the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency, provides information about incentives available in your area.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle:- The use of three R's falls under the waste hierarchy. It is the order of preferences for action to reduce and manage waste. Generally, it is portrayed as a pyramid with the most favourable option at the top and the least at the bottom. They are placed from most to least are; prevention, minimization, reuse, recycling, energy recovery, and disposal. This order aims to extract the maximum practical benefits from products and produce the least amount of waste. It applies to human activities which produce greenhouse gases, emits pollutants, and waste energy. All the materials and equipment we are using must be made and shipped there and later disposed of- this is what impacts the environment and causes pollution. Look for some ways to use less; it could be something as simple as printing on both sides of the paper or developing a better preventive maintenance program to make equipment last longer.
Travel less:- Employees driving their vehicles to and from work produce a large amount of air pollution. When employees encourage (or subsidize) employees to use public transportation or organize carpools and allow work from home whenever possible to help reduce air pollution, they minimize business travel through email, low emission communications, web conferencing, etc.
Use fat jars:- Do not pour fat from cooking or any other type of fat, oil, or grease down the sink. Keep a "fat jar" under the sink to collect the fat and discard it in the solid waste when complete; avoid using the garbage disposal. Keep solid wastes stable. Make a compost pile from vegetable scraps.
Plant trees:- Soil erosion occurs when trees are absent, which helps prevent the top layer of the soil from being carried by different agents of nature like air and water. The effects of floods and acid rains can wipe out healthy dirt in the absence of trees, which would otherwise help maintain and absorb water and the toxins that come along. Over reforestation efforts and planting new trees and vegetation in areas at risk of erosion, soil pollution can be further interrupted.