General Environmental Information WHY DOES THE ENVIRONMENT NEED PROTECTING? Pollution, the generation of wastes and the depletion of natural resources leads to local as well as global environmental problems including: Health & safety issues Global warming (the greenhouse effect) Ozone depletion Acid rain Deforestation
Types of Pollution Water Pollution from chemical/ oil spillages Air Pollution from boilers etc. vehicle emissions Soil Pollution from chemical/ oil spillages Incorrect disposal of waste
The Universitys Interaction with the Environment Generation of Pollutants & Wastes SolidWaste Liquid Waste Gaseous Emissions Scrap steel Waste Lab Chemicals Smoke Packaging waste Waste solvents Particulate Waste paper Waste Oils/ lubricants Greenhouse Gases General Refuse Diluted Chemical fumes
Benefits of an Environmental Management System (EMS) Protection of the environment Demonstrate compliance with legislation Reduce risk and liabilities Meet customer requirements Gain marketing advantage Reduce costs Improve public image
Waste Recycling Office paper Cardboard Fluorescent tubes
Dos and Donts Waste Paper Reduce the amount of paper being used by the following; 1. Send documents electronically where possible 2. Photocopy on both sides of sheets. 3. Use old one sided photocopies for making notes. This reduces both the amount of waste paper to be disposed of (+ associated costs) as well as the cost of buying the paper. Ensure waste paper is disposed of in the recycling towers
Environmental Awareness Energy Awareness SWITCH OFF Please remember to switch off lights and equipment before going home.
Environmental Awareness Energy Awareness
Save Trees Cutted Trees
Today, when environment is being polluted so rigorously, everyone has only one question on his / her lips and mind that is how to save environment from being polluted. How to protect earth from disaster? The strongest way to protect environment is save trees. Trees are one of the main creations of God that play an important role to keep air clean. If there will be no fresh air available then how human beings, animal, and birds survive; therefore, a clean environment is the need for every living object on this earth. Many big organizations, schools, colleges, and NGOs are taking initiatives to save trees for a better future, clean air, and unpolluted environment, in short healthy life for living objects. One of the biggest initiatives to save trees is taken by Idea Cellular Ltd. - a part of Aditya Birla Group. Today, trees are being cut with a great speed for full filling daily needs of human beings. It is true that we need to cut trees for our daily needs but cutting trees in such a furious way is leading towards a disaster. You might have noticed that as the number of trees is reducing; disasters are being continuously increasing, which is ultimately leading into high death rate. A big part of the trees is cut to make paper to help us do our personal and official works. If the use of paper will be minimized then we can save a large number of trees from being cut, which leads into healthy and clean environment that is fresh air and healthy life.
Oxygen-Cycle Oxygen Chart
Garbage of Plastic Bags Plastics in the Oceans
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Pestisides The environmental impact of pesticides is often greater than what is intended by those who use them. Over 98% of sprayed insecticides and 95% of herbicides reach a destination other than their target species, including nontarget species, air, water, bottom sediments, and food. Though there can be benefits using pesticides, inappropriate use can counterproductively increase pest resistance and kill the natural enemies of pests. Many users are inadequately informed about potential short and long-term risks, and the necessary precautions in the correct application of such toxic chemicals are not always made. Pesticides can contaminate unintended land and water when they are sprayed aerially or allowed to run off fields, or when they escape from production sites and storage tanks or are inappropriately discarded. *****
We are destroying the ocean & polluting the air by making & using plastic bags. We are polluting the ocean by throwing Garbage. We are polluting the air, soil & ocean by using pesticides & Chemicals. *****