Learn about pollution and the impacts it has on our planet.


Pollution is when something is added to the environment that is harmful or poisonous to living things. Pollutants damage the quality of air, water, and land.

Pollution is happening to our environment currently, more pollution than the planet can naturally process, which means long term damage to our planet – that we may not be able to repair. Humans are the biggest polluters of the planet, so it is our responsibility to always try and reduce pollution wherever we can.

Pick the Pollution Game

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Pollution over time

Watch this video to see how pollution affects the planet over time.

Pollution Quick Facts

Pollution has very real consequences that affect people, animals and plants located all over the world. Even remote areas such as the Arctic Circle are impacted by manmade pollution. There isn’t a single location on Earth that’s untouched by pollution — not even the bottom of the deepest ocean nor the highest point in the sky.

Here are some pollution facts for kids that clearly demonstrate the harmful effects pollution has on the Earth and every living thing that inhabits the planet:


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