The environment is the sum total of all the surroundings both natural and man-made. The quality of the environment is fast deteriorating because of the business activities. The smoke, effluents and other wastes released from the indus¬tries pollute the environment and hence affect the health of the people. Therefore, it is essential that we should protect our environment.Role of business in environmental protection :
- Preventive role : It concentrates on preventing pollution from different activities. This includes :
(i) Use of CNG vehicles.
(ii) Recycling of industrial wastes
(iii) Scientific treatment of emission before their release.
(iv) Installation of pollution resistant machinery. V/i
- Curative role : Steps must be taken to rectify the damage caused to the environment:
(i) Promoting afforestation.
(ii) Assisting government agencies and other
NGO’s in cleaning polluted rivers and management of harmful substances.
- Awareness role:
(i) Promoting awareness about ecological balance.
(ii) Creating awareness about various causes and
effects of environmental pollution.