Ozone layer is found on earth’s upper atmosphere. It is made of ozone (O3) which protects living things on earth from damaging effect of sun’s UV light. It is crucial to protect Ozone layer for living things to survive on earth’s surface. The various ways to protect Ozone layer include;
Preventing human activities which destroy Ozone layer; this entails regulating manufacturing companies which emit chlorofluorocarbon to the atmosphere. Chlorofluorocarbon is a leading cause of ozone layer depletion. It is important to conserve the environment through restricting deforestation and encouraging people to plant trees in order to increase plants growth and oxygen concentration in the atmosphere.
Introducing policies geared to protect ozone layer depletion; governments should adopt rules and regulations to prohibit activities which emit Ozone layer depleting substances. These policies should block manufacturers from producing products which contain substances which deplete Ozone layer like chlorofluorocarbon and methyl bromide.
Development of alternative technologies to supplement those ones contributing to Ozone layer depletion; this includes finding alternative commodity to supplement use timber which lead deforestation, fire extinguisher which contain halogenated carbon, and assembling machines which do not emit chlorofluorocarbon.
Carrying out research to find out and recover any Ozone depleting substances in our houses and equipments. These substances exist in our homes without our knowledge. It is important to invent a new technology of detecting these substances in order to fully eliminate them earlier before they cause more damage to Ozone layer.
Everybody should take initiative to protect the Ozone layer. This includes people avoiding use of items which contain substances which deplete Ozone layer. For instance buying and use aerosols and sprays made of chlorofluorocarbon, fire extinguishers with halogenated carbon, insulating material made of chlorofluorocarbon, and maintaining and regularly servicing air conditioners, freezer coils and car air conditioners to prevent them from emitting chlorofluorocarbon.
Individuals should report incidences posing threat to ozone layer like use of bromethane in fields and on crops. It is vital for people to reduce activities leading to air pollution like servicing their cars and others machines regularly and use alternative means for transport like use of common buses, bicycles and walking.
Additionally, it is important to minimize high altitude aircrafts rockets and air crafts because they contribute to Ozone layer depletion. Also, companies should decrease or control realizing of high temperature steam to atmosphere since it is one of the contributing factors to ozone layer depletion.
Strict implementation of existing policies Ozone layer protection is necessary. Governments and everyone should have responsibility of ensuring that all local and international policies regarding Ozone layer protection are adhered to. High fines should be imposed on those found breaking these policies.
Public education on importance of Ozone layer and how to protect it are required in order to create conscious and make people understand the dangers of Ozone layer depletion.
Financial support from the government and well wishers to promote and facilitate activities promoting Ozone layer protection is required. This includes funding of programs like tree planting, sanitation program and public education program geared to protect ozone layer.
People should advocate for improved regulations and control policies from the government and other concerned authorities to protect of Ozone layer. This is to emphasize on its importance and push for better reforms on Ozone layer protection. Bureau of standards should scrutinize all new products to confirm if they contain Ozone layer depleting substances before they are approved to circulate in the market.