Biodegradable and Non-biodegradable Pollutants Persuasive Essay by Nicky

Biodegradable and Non-biodegradable Pollutants
An exploration of the problems of and solutions for biodegradable and non-biodegradable pollutants.
# 144935 | 778 words | 3 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Oct 19, 2010 in Environmental Studies (Environmental Problems)

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The paper discusses how by contributing to the composition of solid waste, both biodegradable and non-biodegradable substances increase the amount of worldwide pollution. The paper explains how biodegradable pollutants uniquely contribute to pollution by aiding in the suffocation of fish and other marine life, while non-biodegradable pollutants cause soil and water to be contaminated, affecting plant, animal and human life. The paper then focuses on solutions for consumers, and discusses composting for biodegradable pollution, and three other solutions for non-biodegradable pollutants. The paper contends that educating consumers about how to act responsibly will help alleviate the problem posed by solid waste.

From the Paper:

"Solid waste, or what The Sanitation Connection (2002) defines as "material that no longer has any value to the person responsible for it, and is not intended to be discharged through a pipe" can always be seen as a problem whether its contents are biodegradable or non-biodegradable. According to The Sanitation Connection (2002), solid waste can be a problem because it causes blockages in pipes, attracts flies, rats, and mosquitoes that breed and cause disease, can cause air pollution when burned, and can cause infection in the handlers. Furthermore, The Sanitation Connection (2002) states that solid waste can pose social problems such as reducing communities' desires to keep streets clean and functioning, posing occupational injuries for sanitation workers, and damaging city streets through the use of heavy waste management trucks."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Biodegradable Substances." Science Encyclopedia. Vol.1 <>
  • Introduction to Solid Waste Management. 2002. The Sanitation Connection. 27 November 2008. <>
  • Water Pollution Guide. 2008. Water Pollution Guide. 27 November 2008. <>

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