Litter ; verb: to make (a place) untidy with rubbish or a large number of objects left lying about
Can someone help me understand why people litter? Its 2013, there’s a trash can on nearly ever corner where people tend to walk and if you’re driving chances are the trash can hang on a little bit longer until your next stop where I’m sure there’ll be a place to trash some stuff. I understand there may be a few times where throwing something far away where no one will bother it seems like the most logical thing to do and sometimes it just happens, I get that. However what I don’t get is people smashing glass, throwing trash out of the car window because it’s “taking up too much space in the car”, or they’re just straight up too lazy. It needs to stop a.s.a.p. and one person cannot do this job alone; it will take everyone to do their part to keep their community as well as the Earth a clean & beautiful place. Clean up costs are often hidden however even with a growing involvement in community service clean up costs are still approximately $11.5 billion each year which too me is mind blowing. Now I know I can’t hold your hand and walk to the garbage with you for everything piece trash you have. All I can ask you is that YOU do YOUR part to keep the Earth a beautiful and clean place for no only us but future generations to come.
.: FUN FACTS :.
- Around the country property costs have been reduced on average by 7%!
- 93% of homeowners said that the amount of litter in a community and around a neighborhood impacts their decision on where to live
- Education institutes spend approximately $241 million each year on litter clean up costs(might as well, who needs books?)
- Businesses are paying the largest chunk out of overall costs of litter clean up coming in at approximately $9.1 billion dollars a year
DO YOUR PART