POLLUTION

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  • POLLUTION
    • Meaning
      • contamination of the environment which damages and spoils the world
      • majority of pollution is caused by waste
    • FORMS
      • WASTE
        • increase in non-biodegradable waste that can't be recycled
      • LAND
        • littering, pesticides and radioactive waste lead to poor plant growth which threatens animal habitats
      • AIR
        • chemicals released into the atmosphere can lead to acid rain and smog
      • WATER
        • chemicals and fertilisers contaminate rivers, lakes, oceans and reservoirs
          • affects the water quality for plants and animals that live there
    • SOLUTIONS
      • recycle, reduce, reuse where possible
      • ALTERNATIVE ENERGY
        • solar, wind and water power reduces waste and pollution
      • government action can limit the amount of pollution
      • research into ways of reducing waste

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