Pollution prevention includes all measures and methods that aim to reduce and eliminate different forms of pollution that occur on our planet.
Preventing air pollution and water pollution as the two most important forms of pollution would require less fossil fuels burning, reduced industrial activity and use of clean technologies in correlation with adequate legislation all across the globe.
The global transition to renewable energy sources would greatly contribute to reduction and elimination of different pollutants from our environment because many common air and water pollutants have their origin in fossil fuel burning.
The lack of adequate education in many poor countries around the globe is making pollution prevention efforts much harder.
Even educated people need to develop so called „environmental conscience“ because there are many people in developed countries who care very little for our environment and pollution issues.
The best examples of countries where pollution prevention efforts failed totally are China and India. The levels of air pollution in many Chinese cities are out of the control while in India there are many rivers experiencing extreme water pollution, even the holy river Ganges.
In United States there are also several cities where pollution prevention efforts have so far proved to be inadequate. For instance, the city of Los Angeles belongs to the areas with the most polluted air in the world.
Many countries have started introducing different educational programs in order to explain to the people the seriousness of pollution issue on global level. In spite of these praiseworthy efforts pollution is still running out of control in many parts of the world. However there are many people who still believe that combating this problem through the education is the only solution.
The successful pollution prevention is a key to our future wellbeing. Each and every one of us can contribute to global pollution prevention by for instance stop littering and teach others to appreciate more our environment instead of taking it for granted.