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Land pollution is increasing daily at a frightening rate.
Seems like humanity is destroying its very own home all in a bid to live. From landfills to erosion, nuclear waste, agricultural activities [and worse], urbanization, humanity is pretty much destroying its only home every day.
If this unbecoming trend is left unchecked, we may be on a longer path to solving the world food problem.
Besides the extremely negative effects of land pollution on agriculture, humans are also open to several health risks. Such as birth defects, skin disease, water poisoning, and breathing disorder. As a matter of fact, exposure to some of these soil metals has a high risk of causing cancer. Because the foods we eat are grown on these soils. Invariably, whatever we put on the soil comes back to us.
What do we do?
Land pollution arises from so many activities we indulge in. Ranging from how we grow crops to how we make clothes, and even to how we dispose of waste and many others. However, it is possible to go green with all these things mentioned above.
If we intend to live on this planet for a longer period of time, then we have to take these 5 simple steps to curb land pollution.
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Plant more trees
How many trees did you plant last year? How many have you planted this year? With the rate of deforestation and urbanization, it is important now more than ever to focus on planting trees.
This helps to increase the fertility of the soil as deforestation opens the soil to erosion. Thereby washing away the nutrients that help trees and other plants grow.
You will be doing yourself and the environment a big favor by making efforts to curb land pollution. A good place to start is to reuse old materials.
This will drastically reduce the amount of waste on land, which thereby will create a more tranquill environment.
Use manure for agriculture
Due to the increasing demand for food to meet our spiking land population, farmers now turn to chemicals to expedite the process. Sounds like a good move, but this actually does more harm than good in the long run.
Instead, we recommend the use of natural manure for agricultural activities. This works as a natural fertilizer to help grow foods at no detriments to the planet.
Cut down on the use of pesticide
Natural methods of controlling pests such as crop rotation should be encouraged. As the use of pesticides not only pollutes the land, but water as well. Which makes pesticides a double trouble for our ecosystem.
It is often said that when the use of a thing is not known, abuse becomes inevitable. We have to let people know what land pollution is and the damage it is doing to the environment we all live in. Not also forgetting how detrimental it is to our health. Educating people on this issue will go a long way to curb land pollution. As they will know what to do and what not to do.
And that’s it! The 5 simple steps to curb land pollution. Thanks for reading till the end of this blog. And here is now your Bonus tip!
Despite the fact that we try as much as possible to cut down on our waste, disposing waste still becomes inevitable one way or the other. Nevertheless, this can be done in a green way too. Treating waste before disposal reduces its toxicity when exposed to land.
Land pollution is not going to stop if we don't put an end to it. We must take practical steps to ensure the environment is conducive enough for us all to live in.
Please let us know which of these methods you are employing already.
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