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How to prevent or to reduce pollution today (air, water, and land)

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Post  ZAkaria Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:22 am

Pollution is a major concern

Pollution prevention is an exceptionally major global concern because of pollutions’ harmful effects on the person’s health and on the environment. Environmental pollution comes in various forms, such as: air pollution, water pollution and water pollution.

Everyone is a stakeholder as we are all inhabitants of this one and only mother earth. Each person has something to contribute to advance an effective pollution prevention awareness initiatives. Environmental protection is caring for ourselves, loving our children and ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come.

You and I should therefore accept personal responsibility for the success of the environmental protection programs of our respective community by cooperating and actively participating in making the atmosphere pollution free. Although individually, we can help combat pollution in our own immediate environment, efficient control can be best institutionalized through legislation. Thus, most countries have already addressed the issue by passing some form of pollution prevention measures.

Averting the onset of pollution in any area, i.e. be it on air, water or land, could be the start and the simplest preventive solution to the problem. This calls for a conscientious effort to adopt good practices or habits by the people, the passage and the proper implementation of appropriate government laws and the strict compliance especially by potential industrial pollutants.

If there are no pollutants, there will be no pollution. And yet, this is easier said than done. Certain bad habits are entrenched and industrial development somehow carries with it the concomitant burden of pollution. The cost to business and its commercial ramifications make this rather simple preventive approach quite complicated and more difficult to implement.

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Happy family, too!
How can we help?

The good news is that there is hope. This seemingly difficult situation does not deter environmental protection advocates to pursue their dream for a more pollution-free earth. Kudos to Greenpeace and all similar organizations all over the world as they bear for us the campaign torch on environmental issues.

Everyone can help by self education and by adopting good and healthy practices. It is also important that we help raise awareness about the significance of environmental issues, their dire consequences and what can be done.

Every action or inaction of any person in regard to her or his surroundings has an effect- be it good, neutral or bad- on the environment. By becoming aware and doing the right action, we choose to be part of the solution. What comes to mind now to serve as reminder includes the following:

* Stop smoking or at least follow the “No Smoking” sign.
* Use unleaded gasoline in your cars
* Keep your car properly maintained to keep it in good running condition to avoid smoke emissions
* Never use open fires to dispose of wastes
* Have a proper waste disposal system especially for toxic wastes
* Take very good care of your pets and their wastes.
* Never throw, run or drain or dispose into the water, air, or land any substance in solid, liquid or gaseous form that shall cause pollution.
* Do not cause loud noises and unwanted sounds to avoid noise pollution.
* Do not litter in public places. Anti-litter campaigns can educate the populace.
* Industries should use fuel with lower sulphur content
* Industries should monitor their air emissions regularly and take measures to ensure compliance with the prescribed emission standards.
* Industries should strictly follow applicable government regulations on pollution control
* Organic waste should be dumped in places far from residential areas
* Inorganic materials such as metals, glass and plastic, but also paper, can be reclaimed and recycled


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