The amount of air pollution that is currently surrounding our atmosphere is becoming extremely alarming for experts. Some are calling the pollution levels a crisis, contaminating the earth’s atmosphere and practically creating an environment filled with dangerously high levels of toxic gases. Movements are continuously made to help resolve the crisis and reduce the high pollution rates that we’re currently witnessing. One way experts are seeing as a breakthrough to overcome is through the use of technology. It’s already helped several industries including healthcare and manufacturing. It’s an angle that is also being seen as a solution to controlling air pollution too.

So, how is this being achieved? Here are a few examples of how green is aiming to achieve clean.

Electric Cars

It’s well known that vehicles on the road are the prime contributors to air pollution. Emissions released from diesel fuels and petrol are creating a hazardous atmosphere that is consistently being added to due to the continuous demand for on-road vehicles. According to Statista, there will be an estimated 79 million vehicles sold by the end of 2019, which suggest emissions are being contributed at alarming rates.

There have been practices in place to help reduce this through the development of electric-powered cars and government policies to prevent diesel and petrol cars being used on the road. These have been put in place in the hope that alternative methods of transports will be used to reduce the emissions build up.

Reduction In Manufacturing

Although there have been improvements made to CO2 emissions being reduced in the manufacturing industry, factories and refineries continue to be a leading cause of air pollution build-up. There are plenty of chemicals still used within the environments that are released into the atmosphere, making it a rather dangerous environment to work in at close quarters.

As an alternative, wind turbines and solar energy are being used as renewable energy sources in helping to reduce the number of fossil fuels that are being used in industrial factories and buildings. Due to the number of fumes that are distributed from industrial buildings, all aspects of their functions from their ventilation suppliers to manufacturing processes are all being considered to help reduce the pollution they produce.

Control Systems In Pollution

Being able to control the amount of pollution that’s generated from businesses is useful in helping to reduce emissions. By incorporating air pollution control systems, they can help to filter and extract the harmful elements from emissions.

There are several aspects of pollution that these systems can control including odour, fume and air extraction. All of these aspects are considered in the creations of these systems so that they can help with tackling several points of pollution.

Food Packaging

As well as making improvements in industrial and car pollution, food production is also another aspect that is considered in environmental concerns. The aim would be for technology to be used to change the production of food packaging, preserving the life of food in the future and being made from eco-friendly materials rather than traditional packaging.

These are just a few examples of how technology is helping tackle air pollution, but the real matter of the fact is that how we live our lives is the main focus for solving air pollution issues. Changing our lifestyle and carbon footprint will be the ideal way of protecting the planet for the future. Just little things in our day to day routine can easily keep pollution levels down whilst strides continue to be made in utilising technology to accomplish our green goals.


This post was submitted by Paul Matthews.
Paul Matthews is a Manchester based business and tech writer who writes in order to better inform business owners on how to run a successful business. You can usually find him at the local library or browsing Forbes’ latest pieces.