Reducing Water and Land Pollution: What You Can Do

Land pollution, or the degradation of our soil by external pollutants, is largely caused by unsustainable agricultural practices, inadequate waste disposal (both hazardous and non-hazardous), mining, illegal dumping, and garbage. Reforestation is one way to reduce soil pollution, as it helps to bind the soil together and protect it from further damage. Composting is another way to reduce soil pollution, as it reduces the amount of food scraps and garden waste that are thrown away. Urbanization, construction, mining, extraction, and agriculture are also major contributors to land pollution.

To reduce land pollution, people can take steps in their daily lives to prevent it. Make sure that lawns or gardens are large enough and tilted away from the house so that water does not pool near the foundation. For decks, patios, and paths, use porous paving options such as wood, stone, loose bricks, or pavers that allow water to penetrate the ground. Alternatives to pesticides and chemicals in agriculture should be sought out in order to reduce environmental impact.

Unsustainable agricultural practices such as intensive cultivation and overgrazing should be avoided in order to preserve the natural nutrients of the land. Safer practices for waste disposal should be implemented in order to reduce the risk of soil contamination. Given the disastrous effects of soil pollution, it is essential to take preventive measures to reduce its impact in the future. By taking steps such as reforestation, composting, using porous paving options, finding alternatives to pesticides and chemicals in agriculture, and implementing safer waste disposal practices, people can help reduce water and land pollution.

Léo Brotman
Léo Brotman

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