Writing for change

Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Equipment Manufacturing

Attn: David Martine, Managing Director

340 Street Lane


Dear Mr. Martine,

I am a resident of the neighborhood on the outskirts near the newly built industry. I am writing with some concerns my fellow residents and I have regarding the amount of noise coming from your industry.

Over the last few weeks, we have been experiencing high levels of noise coming from the machines in your industry. The increase in noise has led to cases of hypertension, sleep disturbances, and tinnitus among the residents (Zannin et al., 2016). In addition, the levels of noise go on for twenty-four hours making it uncomfortable for the residents to continue residing in the neighborhood. It is of great concern that continuous exposure to the noise may cause permanent hearing loss and acoustic trauma(Zannin et al., 2016).

In my opinion, a logical solution to the problem of noise pollution may be to practice noise reduction. The reduction in noise can be achieved by employing sound-absorbing treatments. I would also suggest that your industry observes proper machine spacing of more than 10 m. This measure would see a significant reduction in noise from your industry (Ning et al., 2019). If need be, we can organize a tree planting day with fellow residents to plant trees in your factory compound which would also help in noise reduction (Margaritis & Kang, 2017). Please free to let me know if I can provide any assistance in any other way. I will write again in two weeks to follow up on this matter and see what considerations have been made to my request.



Annotated bibliography

Margaritis, & Kang. (2017). Relationship between green space-related morphology and        noise pollution. Ecological Indicators, 72(C), 921-933.

In this article, Margaritis and Kang explain how planting trees can help reduce noise   pollution. This article is recent (2017). The source is credible since Margaritis and Kang are ecologists. The information from this source will help us understand how trees can help  minimize noise pollution.

Ning, Qi, Wu, & Wang. (2019). Reducing noise pollution by planning construction site      layout via a multi-objective optimization model. Journal of Cleaner Production, 222,        218-230.

Ning et al. suggest on how industries can reduce noise pollution through proper            arrangement and layout of machines. The source is recent (2019) and credible since the authors are environmentalists. This source helps us understand how suitable arrangement    in an industry can help reduce noise pollution.

Zannin, & Zannin, Paulo Henrique Trombetta. (2016). Noise pollution in urban and      industrial environments : Measurements and noise mapping (Pollution science,           technology, and abatement series).

Zannin et al. article on noise pollution in urban and industrial environments talks about the effects of noise pollution on residents living near industrial areas.  This source is credible since it has been peer-reviewed. The article is recent (2016). The information from this article enriches our knowledge of the spread of noise pollution and its effects.