Today pollution has become a major threatening issue, a hazardous problem which is increasing day by day engulfing mankind. It is defined as the introduction into the environment of a substance that has harmful or poisonous effects.
If we want to save this planet, we have to focus on pollution control. Pollution prevention is a strategy for reducing the amount of waste created and released into the environment, particularly by industrial facilities, agriculture, or consumers. And pollution control is any of a variety of means employed to limit the damage done to the environment by the discharge of harmful substances and energies.
It is very important to protect the environment by conserving and protecting natural resources while strengthening economic growth through more efficient production in industry and less need for households, businesses, and communities to handle the waste.
WORLDWIDE POLLUTION CONTROL MEASURES
- Reduce the number of trips you take in your car.
- Reduce or eliminate fireplace and wood stove use.
- Avoid burning leaves, trash, and other materials.
- Avoid using gas-powered lawn and garden equipment.
- government reduces pollution by reducing toxic emissions from industrial sources; reducing emissions from vehicles and engines through new stringent emission standards and cleaner-burning gasoline, and addressing indoor air pollution through voluntary programs.
- Solid pollution control methods which are typically used include landfilling, composting, and incineration.
- Examples of pollution prevention practices include: the substitution of less hazardous, less toxic cleaning agents; employee and management training in environmental best management practices; and product redesign and process modification to reduce the amount or toxicity of raw materials and/or conserve energy
Estimates made in 2019 indicate that Finland had managed to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by almost 31 million tons that year, compared with a recent peak of 72.6 million tons in 2003. Sweden was the best-performing country in CCPI’s 2021 rankings, earning high marks for its reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
Australia topped the list as the least polluted country in the world, with 7 cities in the top 25. Of the 25 least polluted cities in the world with the best air quality, Nordic countries (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland) dominated the rankings with some of the cleanest air in the world in 2022
The top ten list of the world’s least polluted countries as of 2021 is:
- New Caledonia – 3.8 µg/m³
- US Virgin Islands – 4.5 µg/m³
- Puerto Rico – 4.8 µg/m³
- Cape Verde – 5.1 µg/m³
- Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba – 5.1 µg/m³
- Finland – 5.5 µg/m³
- Grenada – 5.5 µg/m³
- The Bahamas – 5.5 µg/m³
Let’s make Our Mother Earth a better place ……
Academician Dr. Sc. Dragan Jovanov
(Academician, Inventor, Scientist, Researcher, Educator, Humanist, Agroecologist, Phytoterapist)