The environment is something any sane person cannot shun protecting considering the benefits it offers to living beings. Ranging from minerals, to supporting life, the environment stands as a vital necessity that every human being should be concerned about protecting. This has been made possible through the institutionalization and application of laws and treaties, also referred to as environmental laws. These are regulations that seek to secure the environment from irresponsible practices that may lead to damages to natural resources. Environmental laws touch on different parts of the environment, which include soils, water as well as the air we breathe.
Pollution control and remediation has been implemented to ensure all products that are released to the environment are safe to humans as well as other animals and living things in the environment. Most importantly, this law allows for the control of activities that may potentially lead to the destruction of the environment. So, activities like mining are regulated to ensure the levels of emissions released do not impact negatively to the quality of air. Many treaties have been signed with the aim of ensuring the emission of greenhouse gases is minimized and industries that use local means of production have been encouraged to adopt more sophisticated technology that allows them to control the levels of emissions released to the atmosphere.
On electronic devices, laws have been put in place to regulate the production of energy efficient devices that allow humans to save on energy, thereby enabling nations to minimize on reliance on sources of energy that contribute to the pollution of the environment. Activities that are meant to benefit the environment have been issued incentives to encourage protection of natural resources.
Frans Schoeman has been an instrumental supporter of the enforcement and creation of environmental laws for the time he has been working as an attorney. Frans is a graduate from the University of the Free State, where he acquired a degree in Law. He is currently working as the director of TG Minister Consulting as well as the Phatsima Diamond, which is a legal firm based in South Africa. He is among individuals who have offered invaluable assistance towards the actualization of plans that are set to ensure environmental laws are understood by many.
Waste management has been a burning issue for many decades, with professionals drafting new procedures in a bid to curb pollution that comes as a result of poor disposal methods. This has led to the formulation of laws that would see changes in how waste disposal is handled. One of the areas that have received emphasis is the manufacturing industries, which have been put on the spot to ensure their waste is disposed after following treatment procedures and the disposal method used should not compromise the need for a healthy environment. For after-the-effect activities, laws have been set up to ensure the cleanup process is carried out to ensure all contaminants that are noted are wiped completely. This takes expensive technology and procedures that are meant to help make the process easier.