Old computers and devices can be donated to charities or institutions where they will continued to be used, their components can also be recycled, says the UN agency.
Recycling and sustainable choices can also help curb plastic pollution.
Each and every person can contribute to solving the problem
“Each and every person can also contribute to solving the problem by simply carrying a reusable bottle and grocery bag, and buying products with reduced or recycled packaging,” urges FAO.
Responsible and sustainable use and management of agrochemicals, solid contamination and degradation, can be prevented, it adds.
Glinka World Soil Prize
As part of global commemorations, the Global Soil Partnership awarded the Glinka World Soil Prize to Professor Rattan Lal, the President of the International Union of Social Science recognizing his “outstanding contribution to sustainable soil management.”
Professor Lal’s scientific work contributed to soil organic carbon restoration and improvement of soil structure, as well as converting science and research into policy and decision-making, according to FAO.
The Glinka World Soil Prize is named after the pioneering Russian scientist Konstantin D. Glinka. It honours individuals and organizations for leadership in promoting sustainable soil management and the protection of soil resources.
In addition, this year’s commemoration saw the inaugural presentation of the World Soil Day Award, which was presented to Practical Action Bangladesh for its work in raising awards on the topic and organizing the best World Soil Day celebrations last year.
Farmers harvest rice near Ta Pra Mok, Thailand. Globally almost 95 per cent of the food comes from soil.