Pollution Prevention

Topics: Sewage treatment, Waste, Waste management, Recycling, Wastewater, Hazardous waste / Pages: 9 (2168 words) / Published: May 12th, 2012
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Finding ways to reduce pollution through reducing or eliminating waste at the source by modifying production processes, promoting the use of non-toxic or less-toxic substances, implementing conservation techniques, and re-using materials rather than putting them into the waste stream is extremely important to future generations. The advancement of all-inclusive pollution avoidance and lessening program that focuses on human population stabilization, residential, commercial and industrial solid waste, wastewater, and recycling is the answer. I will analyze the advantages and disadvantages of such programs, including its long-term viability, its economic feasibility and the political process as well as ways to develop sustainable policies. Human population stabilization is one of the many key components to helping to reduce pollution. The Earth’s carrying capacity is being pushed and perhaps exceeded and the human population is a huge cause of it. We are already seeing the consequences of the increased population though overfishing, polluted waterways, and deforestation and by making family planning services available to everyone we could start to stabilize the population. “Programs vary from culture to culture, but most provide information on birth spacing, birth control, and health care for pregnant women and infants.” (Miller & Spoolman, 2012) The government in China provides various services to couples in regards to family planning and if the residents of China follow the guidelines then they are rewarded. If the government had not stepped in, China was heading to a mass starvation because they were meeting their carrying capacity for the country. India has had great success also in providing family planning services. Using education, empowering women, providing family planning and birth control contraceptives, and incentives are all good places to start. Empowering

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