Parenting - Other | 0-18 yrs

Everyday Activities That Contribute To Pollution

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Pollution is one of the major problems of the twenty-first century. Mankind has poisoned the land, water and air. 

Although industries are a major source of pollution, we can lay the blame solely at their doorstep. We also contribute to pollution directly in several ways. The vehicles we drive emit harmful greenhouse gases, the our air-conditioners we use for comfort and the deodorants we use release harmful gases into the air. And, the plastics we use on a daily basis take centuries to decompose, polluting the land for many generations. 

As parents, and humans, it's our responsibility to minimise the pollution we cause and leave the world a safer and greener place for our children. 

Swipe through the clips of our ClipBook to know about some of the ways we contribute to pollution everyday. 

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Travelling In Vehicles

Travelling, whether for short or long distances, is a part of our life. From motor cycles to buses to trains to airplanes, we use a variety of transport to go from one place to another. But, all these vehicles emit greenhouse gases which are a ma...

Wasting Electricity

Electricity is one of the most important things discovered by humans. And, it is difficult to imagine a life without electricity. However, many of us waste this precious resource. Most electric plants generate electricity by burning fossil fuels....

Using Animal Products

Most of those who consume meat and use animal products may not be aware that they are also spreading pollution. Forests are cut down to grow fodder for animals. Farms where animals are reared for meat use massive amount of water...

Using Plastics

The plastic we use today will continue to pollute the Earth for many centuries to come. This is because unlike most other substances, plastic does not disintegrate easily. Mistaking plastic for food, many animals eat them and die a slow and painfu...

Burning Garbage

Our insatiable consumption leads us to generate mountains of waste. And, when we decide to get rid of the trash by burning, toxins are released into the air. It is illegal to burn garbage in India, but many of us still do it...

Using Tobacco

It isn't just the habit of smoking that pollutes the environment, but a range of activities that drive the production and disposal of cigarettes. Forests are cleared to grow tobacco. It is also a crop that requires the use of a lot of chemicals in...

Using Perfumes And Deodorants

Perfumes and deodorants may make us smell good. But, using them releases harmful chemicals into the air. This also extends to other consumer products such as paints. Some scientists estimate that the emissions from these consumer products are just...

Using Air-Conditioners

Air-conditioners emit chemicals called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) into the air. These chemicals keep you cool but contribute to global warming. HFCs are an extremely potent greenhouse gas. They trap thousands of times as much heat in the atmosphere...

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