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How to prevent land pollution

Like many other challenges, the best way to solve problems is to understand it. This means learning about it (like what you are doing now) is the greatest step forward.

Here are a few other tips on how you can help reduce land pollution:

facts on water pollutionPeople should be educated and made aware of the harmful effects of littering. Discuss with friends and family and talk about it.

left aligned imagefacts on water pollutionReuse any items that you can. Items like clothing, bottles, wrapping paper and shopping bags can be used over and over again, rather than buying new things.

The greatest prevention to land pollution is in the three ‘R's’ …
educe Waste, Reuse things and
Recycle things. This is true even for governments. They can also use the three ‘R’ rule to minimize the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. After the three 'R's, remember to turn the rest of the garbage into compost.

facts on water pollutionPersonal litter should be disposed properly. We can separate household waste at home for recycling. More than half of our household waste could be recycled or re-used but once it is mixed up, it becomes more difficult to separate different components for recycling. This is also true for the waste we make at school or hospitals.

facts on water pollutionBuy biodegradable products.

facts on water pollutionStore all liquid chemicals and waste in spill-proof containers.

facts on water pollutionEat organic foods that are grown without pesticides. Look out for fertilizer or pesticide free products when you go to the market.

facts on water pollutionDon’t use pesticides if you can.

facts on water pollutionUse a drip tray to collect engine oil.

facts on water pollutionBuy products that have little packaging.

facts on water pollutionDon’t dump motor oil on the ground.

Governments can also ensure that there are incentives for people to recycle and re-use things.

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