04 June 2019
Tackling air pollution is the theme for United Nations World Environment Day on June 5. Air pollution affects nine out of ten people worldwide and causes seven million premature deaths annually.
The major sources of air pollution are transport, energy generation and agriculture, especially methane from livestock. The burning of waste in open air and build up of organic waste in landfills also contributes to the issue.
Mackay Conservation Group campaigner, Emma Barrett, says that air pollution is a solvable issue.
“When we take actions to tackle air pollutants we see almost immediate improvements in air quality.
“Mackay is in a great position, we still have good air quality and we can start planning for our region to maintain it. That way we will avoid the serious health effects of air pollutants that are affecting other communities.Read more