We often think that technology is what causes the most pollution. And even though there is some truth to the matter it’s not really possible for us to stop using technology altogether. But we can use technologies that are more efficient, that causes less pollution or technology that actually helps stop pollution. Here are a few examples of technologies that are actually super helpful to mother earth.
This is, of course, the most obvious example. Electric cars are helpful because electric cars are a great way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Since cars are a huge factor to what causes greenhouse gases and it’s not possible to stop using cars altogether, electric cars will be game changers. Even large car companies are aware of its benefits and therefore more and more are coming up with an electric car model. For those who care about air pollution and the environment, electric cars are the way to go.
Solar and Wind Energy
Solar and wind energies are a great way for us to continue our modern lives and still be environmentally friendly. Solar energy basically means energy that is harnessed from the sun and wind energy is harnessed by winds. This means no fossil fuels are used, so the number of harmful elements released into the atmosphere is drastically decreased. Especially in a country like Bangladesh, where electricity connectivity is a big challenge and a majority of the population have problems accessing it, solar panels are a perfect fit. Solar panels and wind turbines are, therefore, great and effective solutions that should be implemented more.
This may seem like an easy enough solution. But sometimes the most effective solutions are the simplest ones. There is a lot of technological solutions available whose sole purpose is to help with recycling. Reusing recyclable materials is an easy and resourceful way to help the environment. There is also a lot of technologies available that help makes the recycling process be more efficient and effective.
Pesticides and insecticides are very harmful to the environment but it is also very hard to stop using them. Insecticides and pesticides tend to disrupt the natural ecological balance of an area. However, if farmers stop using them their yields will not be as profitable. There is also a chance that all crops may be destroyed because of pests. That is why new technology is being used to make chemicals that will do the work of insecticides and pesticides but still be environmentally friendly.
There are actually many many more ways that technology can help the environment and all we need to do is be aware of them and know when and how to use them to stop pollution. In this age of technology that’s actually pretty easy. Earth is the only home we have so I think it’s pretty important to make sure it stays healthy. Adopting more environmentally friendly technology can sometimes be easy and sometimes not so much, but it is necessary. Everyone, in every aspect of their lives, should make sure we cause less pollution and actually try to make Earth a better place.
Written by Zuyairia Moslemeen Khan