Why People Litter in America

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In America garbage is constantly disposed improperly all over the world. I see that many people carelessly litter and throw trash on the grounds when they should rightfully be placed in their respectable bins. It is a pet peeve of mine to see the grounds soiled with waste that could easily be thrown away in trash bins. As a good Samaritan, every chance I get I pick up litter on the grounds and take the extra mile to prevent relatives and friends from contributing to the improper garbage disposal. I cannot bare the sight of garbage lingering around and by any means necessary I attempt to take precautions by placing garbage in trash cans. What many fail to realize is that the incorrect disposal of waste has consequences on the environment. Humans often forget that life exists in the outside world as well and disrespect the presence of the wildlife. If we seize the excessive rubbish we would save the animal life that could have possibly harmed its population. The decrease of animal life is a detrimental factor of the environment. The amount of litter that ends up soiling the environment coincides with the amount of waste we produce. Litter such as glass bottles, plastic packaging, and news papers are landscaped everywhere. Over millions of tons of trash is thrown away every year in the U.S. with paper products alone accounting for 40 percent of the garbage (Protecting Wildlife from Trash). The improper placing of waste isn’t always intentional and is sometimes caused by the winds from overloaded garbage cans adding unnecessary litter to the environment. Litter is said to last a long time depending on the disintegration of the garbage (Protecting Wildlife from Trash). Some litter does not dissolve and it takes forever to break down. The growth of human population and resource use has a tremendous impact on pollution. The increase in human population calls for the greater development in resources such as water and energy creates a shock wave that interferes with the...
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