Hint: Pollution is defined as the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that results in negative change. Pollution can be in the form of chemicals or energy, such as noise, heat, or light. Pollutants, or pollutants, are either foreign substances/energies or naturally occurring contaminants.
Environmental pollution is not a new phenomenon, but it continues to be the world's most serious problem and one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Man's activities, such as urbanization, industrialization, mining, and exploration, are at the heart of global environmental pollution.
As previously stated, there are various types of environmental pollution, which are either caused by natural events (such as forest fires) or by man-made activities (like cars, factories, nuclear wastes, etc.)
These are further subdivided into the following pollution types:
• Air Pollution
• Water Pollution
• Soil Pollution
• Noise Pollution
Aside from these four types of pollution, there are also light pollution, thermal pollution, and radioactive pollution. The latter is much rarer than the others, but it is the most lethal.
Pollution prevention benefits the environment by conserving and protecting natural resources while also boosting economic growth through more efficient manufacturing in industry and reducing the need for households, businesses, and communities to manage waste.
Waste management is a critical strategy for reducing environmental pollution. Waste management encompasses all of the activities and actions necessary to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal. This includes waste collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal, as well as monitoring and regulation of the waste management process and waste-related laws, technologies, economic mechanisms.
Thus, waste management is of the utmost importance for controlling environmental pollution.
Note: One of the most pressing global issues today is pollution. Various pollutants in our environment (air, water, and soil), such as pesticides, herbicides, and heavy metals, are harmful to humans, animals, and plants. The three R's – reduce, reuse, and recycle – all contribute to reducing the amount of waste we generate. They save natural resources and landfill space and energy.