For years, soil pollution has been one of the biggest environmental issues that the whole world is trying to tackle. It is highly hazardous because it not only affects the land and water animals; it also hampers the life of human beings. Time to time government and private institutes, schools, and colleges organize programs, events, debates, etc to discuss the matter. You may be required to give Speech on Soil Pollution on one of such events.
Long and Short Speech on Soil Pollution
Respected Teachers, Parents, and Dear Students!
Welcome to the event called ‘Plant a tree’, our school celebrates this day every year and the main motive is to make kids responsible towards the environment and be instrumental in diminishing soil pollution.
Soil pollution is one of the biggest and the most common problems people are facing today. The primary reason why soil gets polluted is because of the waste produced by men. Soil is usually the combination of non-organic and organic composite elements; it s composed of minerals, rocks, air, water, and humus; hence, the soil is considered a highly valuable resource. It is also valued because; it is the face of earth where trees and plants nurture their roots and develop in the healthful environment; the soil is also the home to numerous tiny microbe organisms important for farming purposes.
However, the quality of soil is degrading day by day and the mixing of harmful non-organic and organic elements is the biggest cause of such degradation. The soil is regarded as polluted when it stops growing crops, plants or grasses. Such land is useless for farmers and if farming stops, it affects the economy of the country. While the growth of industries is considered to be the biggest reason for such contamination, agriculture and urbanization are also to be held responsible for soil pollution.
Industries are engaged in dumping waste produces such as metals, chemicals, plastics, etc. for years. These activities not only destroy the soil vitality and nutrients, but they also leave the lands and soil making those useless. Farmers spray ‘chemical pesticides’ for keeping the insects and organisms away that may otherwise demolish their harvests. The herbicides and pesticides used by the framers to keep their harvest safe otherwise are highly dangerous and indirectly impact the health of people that consumes the crops.
Also, consumption of crops, vegetables, and fruits from polluted soil may cause diseases and infection as they are related to carcinogenic composites such as metal, lead, oil, petroleum, etc. that may affect human bodies adversely.
Soil pollution is hazardous to animals’ people’s, birds’ and insects’ health. While toxins and polluted materials that emerged in the soil are rather difficult to separate; suitable methods and measures must be applied to preserve the soil environment.
Soil composition has nutrients that help the development of nutritious fruits, vegetables, plants, etc. Both wildlife and humans co-independently depend upon land for survival. The vigorous soil is not only important for growing abundant and healthy crops, fruits, etc; it is also important for getting shelter. Polluted and poor soil composition may cause the collapse of buildings due to poor and degraded soil foundation. Soil pollution also results in air pollution, spreading hazardous dust elements in the air that cause various health problems when breathed by living beings.
There are various causes and impacts of soil pollution depending upon the kind of pollutants. Soil pollution can be due to man-made or natural pollutants. It is sad to know that pollution cannot be completely eradicated; however, the hazardous effect can be minimized and necessary for making the atmosphere eco-friendly.
While there are various methods of controlling the soil get polluted any further; tree plantation is one of the most important and significant measures. Tree plantation culture should be inculcated in children at home and school so that they understand the importance of greenery and remain dedicated to the environment.
Very good morning to all the staff and all the other members of ABC Ltd. Company!
As you know that we have gathered here to participate in an event called ‘Sustainable India’ organized by our company. The main purpose of this event is to make you aware of the ill-effect of soil pollution that is constantly spreading in the atmosphere in the present times.
Soil pollution is described as the ‘changes in chemical, physical and biological’ situations of the soil due to human intervention or misuse of land; thus, causing degradation of the soil and minimizing its productivity.
Many research centers are engaged in doing researches to find out the main cause and impacts of soil pollution. Municipal and domestic waste, agricultural and industrial waste, etc. are primarily responsible for the pollution of soil and land. Not just soil but the local marine surroundings, as well as the water bodies, are also getting polluted due to such wastes.
Domestic wastes are usually created by households and include materials and matters such as unused food, peels of vegetables and fruits, plastics and newspapers. While many women dump such garbage in the local ground or open land, etc. many families submit such wastes to garbage pickers who would ultimately deposit all the wastes in huge open land. Since these wastes are disposed of improperly, they not only pollute the entire atmosphere and the surrounding place, they also become home for flies, rats, mosquitoes, etc.
Industries have also been a major cause of soil pollution. Industries such as textile & mining, paper & pulp, steel & iron, food processing, chemicals & fertilizers, and oil refineries discharge tones of industrial wastes during the process. Such wastes get dumped into water and soil, thereby contributing to increased soil pollution.
Irrigation and harvesting also increase the salinity of soil to an extent that its productivity lessens. Exhaustive use of pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides decreases the soil’s capability to fix nitrogen. Also, residues of pesticides get preserved in the soil for years, degrading the soil quality.
Production of the mineral is connected with the generation of solid waste in the form of slimes, overburden, and tailings. Areas around mining and smelting compounds are mostly filled by metals. Mining often results in loss of productive land, soil pollution, and soil erosion. Biological Agents are also responsible for soil pollution due to the inappropriate disposal of excreta.
Nuclear wastes are very harmful to health as they have radioactive substances that produce nuclear radiation. If such radioactive nuclear wastes get dumped in trash bins, they may release nuclear radiations posing threat to the life of living beings.
While responsible steps have to be taken by each and every individual to stop soil pollution; using eco-friendly products and prohibiting the use of plastic and polythene bags is the most important step required to be taken by people. Plastics never get fully decomposed; in fact, they get immersed in water and soil, threatening the life of innocent and poor water and animals. The use of bio-degradable bags such as jute, cloth, etc would help to curtail the use of plastics.
People must stop reading physical newspapers, instead, read it online to save trees. The government must emphasize on use of organic manure in fields, etc. Garbage must be burnt in enclosed chambers. These steps would help reduce soil pollution and give us a healthier life in the long run.
Good Morning Friends!
It gives me immense pleasure to announce that our company has been selected as one of the most sustainable companies out of the 25 companies. I would like to thank my team for being instrumental in achieving this award. On this occasion, I would like to speak a few words on environmental pollution.
As we are advancing, the level of pollution has also been rising constantly and soil pollution has become one of the most critical challenges impacting the environment as well as living beings. While soil pollution is considered a global problem; developed and developing countries have been struggling constantly to find a solution to this problem. Different types of toxins and hazardous substances from various sources get immersed in land polluting the soil, water, and the air, as a result. Poisonous dust and smokes, chemicals, etc from the factories and industries are disposed of in open lands and water causing air, water, land, and overall environmental pollution.
It’s a known fact that a polluted atmosphere is highly deadly for which gets inserted into human and animal bodies through lungs when we breathe. Despite various efforts been made by different Research Institute, no permanent solution has been invented to fight the soil pollution.
Sewage dumps and all other types of wastes from factories and industries are directly flown into huge water bodies including rivers, seas, lakes, etc. While they cause water pollution and have an adverse effect on people's health since they get mixed with drinking water; these polluted water bodies are also instrumental in causing soil pollution. When a flood occurs, the contaminated water flows in open fields, etc and deposits in the land when the water dries out; resulting in soil pollution.
Agriculture is also one of the reasons for soil pollution. Chemicals such as solvents, hydrocarbons and heavy metals released from factories and industries get amalgamated with the soil; use of pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides, etc. during farming and underneath leakage of chemicals or chemical spill, etc heavily result in soil pollution.
We all know that soil pollution has major health implications; but did you know that soil pollution has economic implications too? Industrial and domestic wastes cause soil pollution, resulting in infertility and degradation of land. Improper and illegal practices of waste disposal such as burning and dumping of crops, garbage also result in air pollution causing health problems. Soil pollution is also instrumental in degrading the variety, quality, and quantity of the crop. Mining in industries, factories are the reasons for infertility, soil erosion, and soil pollution.
While various methods are been suggested as measures for controlling soil pollution; no measure would be fruitful until people become conscious, aware and responsible. It is important for the industry experts and practitioners to identify land planning elements for establishing land utilize options, prospective long-standing economic benefits and thus save environmental impacts. Implementation of schemes and policies to curtail afforestation is also important for saving the environment.
It has also been suggested to implement sustainable management of waste for protecting the land from getting polluted. It is advisable to recycle the industrial wastes; wastes and debris left post-mining must be refilled in abandoned and old mines, biodegradable substances must be composted. Public awareness is the foremost step that must be taken to inform people about the benefits of such processes.
Dear Visitors and Staff!
Good morning and welcome to the event organized by our NGO ‘XYZ for India”. Our NGPO basically focuses on making India pollution free and today, our theme is ‘Soil Pollution’.
Soil pollution is considered one of the deadliest problems as it is constantly been hampering the life of human beings as well as it has polluted the entire atmosphere across the world. In layman’s language, soil pollution is a slow poison that is disturbing the life of people as well as animals, birds as well as water animals. While soil pollution or any type of pollution is considered to be uncontrollable; it is becoming all the more critical to control pollution and make India and the world pollution-free to live a healthier life.
The biggest reason for soil pollutions is unawareness amongst people. Though villages are also significant contributors to soil pollution; industries and factories situated in developed cities and big towns are highly responsible for these types of pollution. While almost everyone understands the repercussions of soil pollution; no effort made by one or two people, industries or institutes is sufficient enough to tackle such an ever-increasing problem.
Soil pollution is the result of dumps, garbage and waste materials that get deposited in the land that gradually impacts that area of land as well as the surrounding areas. Also, farmers use pesticides, herbicides, etc. to protect their crops and harvests. In earlier days, farmers used organic pesticides but now they use chemical infused pesticides for accelerating the growth of crops and for protecting the same. While these result in an increased result on a short term basis; such pesticides have deadly results in the long run.
Factories and industries flow their wastes directly in water bodies that hamper the small lakes or seas and when water in lakes, rivers dry out during summers, the wastes travel on lands polluting the entire area. It is high time that industry and factory owners understand their responsibility and take constructive steps for saving the earth from pollution.
Though soil pollution has always been a critical problem, the urbanization, deforestation advanced lifestyle, technological advancement, and less conscious people today are contributing greatly to the rise of soil pollution.
Common people can help protect the soil from getting polluted by completely stopping the use of plastic, especially the polythene bags. These are the most dangerous and highly uncontrollable reasons for soil pollution. The plastics never get completely destroyed and keep on lying on the land or immersed in water for years and years affecting not only land and water animals but also human lives since these get merged in the air too.
It is important that the people, industries and the government make a joint effort and introduce some laws and policies to curtail the use of polythene bags. Though there are policies, in the absence of strict implementation, many states, especially big cities are carelessly using such hazardous substances. While local shops and vendors must be penalized with heavy fines and punishments; people must also make sure to carry their own jute or cloth bag when going out shopping.
A small step taken by every individual can bring a great revolution in saving the earth from soil pollution but it has to start now. Though this speech today, I appeal to each one of you to be conscious, sensible and considerate towards our planet and act responsibly.