Updated: Sep 17, 2020
50% of all pollution is from factories and manufacturing.
Industrial practices contribute to atmospheric, soil, and water pollution as well as effects on human health and wildlife extinction.
It is also a large contributor to increases in CO2 (a greenhouse gas) ------> global warming
When companies reach out to/make their development headquarters in third-world countries there is a much higher release of toxin due to leniency and low-costs (like fast fashion companies).
Research by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) states that construction contributes to
23% of air pollution
50% of climate change
40% of drinking water pollution
50% of landfill wastes
40% of world energy
Although construction leads to many demons, there are also benefits including: erosion & sediment controls and soil stabilization.
It is important to build "green".
Sustainable Travel Tip:
If you are looking to stay in a "green", "eco-friendly", or "eco-tourism" hotel, check with them to see how their building was constructed, how they dispose of waste, and what kind of products they use.