Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Soil Pollution : How do we curb it?

Last week we threw some light on soil pollution and its drastic effects on humans, plants, fertility of soil, organisms living in the soil, etc. 

This post will enlighten us about simple steps which can definitely go a long way in curbing this problem!

1. Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Minimize the amount of trash going to our landfills and aggressively recycle, especially trash like batteries, tyres and plastics that leach harmful chemicals and heavy metals. Do not burn trash, particularly plastics or tires, because the residue in the smoke will drift down and pollute the soil.

2. Dispose off household chemicals properly. Avoid dumping open containers of products such as paint thinner, cleaners and solvents, oil, and automotive fluids.

3. Compost lawn clippings, yard work refuse, and fruit and vegetable scraps (kitchen waste), or use them as mulch. This reduces the amount of nitrogen from decay that enters our storm drains and water.

4. Use organic, biodegradable herbicides and pesticides whenever possible. Do your homework and get information about chemicals before you put them in your garden. Use them sparingly.

5. Plant trees. For every tree that you cut another should be planted. Re-forestation is one way you can get rid of soil erosion and by which the lost fertility of the land can be regained to a certain limit.


6. Eliminate weeds. Weeds absorb the necessary minerals out of the soil. Reducing weed growth can decrease soil pollution to a great extent.


All facts gathered from and


    Samuchit Enviro Tech.

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