Topics: Waste, Thought, Litter Pages: 2 (418 words) Published: December 8, 2012
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Research and experience have shown that litter is the result of individual behavior—choosing to litter or being careless in the handling of waste.  And once litter is on the ground, it attracts more litter.  A clean community, by contrast, can discourage littering and improve community appearance and quality of life. You have a role to play in preventing litter.  It takes just one person, one school, one business, one organization to positively impact the behavior of others in their community.   “To stop littering in schools, firstly the school students should and must put there rubbish in the bin at all times to keep the school clean and presentable.” – ZACK WALLYN “When you wrote, "...no one can leave the cafeteria if there is food or garbage laying around." it made me feel that this idea might just work. I think that this is a very good idea becuase this is the punishment they get when they are leaving food, that other people are not responsible for on the tables. I liked this idea a lot because when the other people leave their food o the tables, they should pick it up. Since we are a family, people should not mind throwinf away food that belongs to others. Something else that I think they should do is that maybe they could have other people telling the person that didn't trow away their lunch to throw it away.” -Ognila B. Baccalaureate School for Global Education

STUDENT CHOISE.  Students behavior—or choosing to litter—means litter on the ground.  Nearly one in five, or 17% of all disposals observed in school spaces were littering, while 83% disposed of litter properly.  And 81% of littering was intentional, e.g., flicking, flinging, or dropping.  On the other hand, students who hold the belief that littering is wrong, and consequently feel a personal obligation not to litter, are less...
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