In a constantly changing world, with more and more people being added to it by the second, that means more and more trash is ahead of us. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in America alone each person produces about 4.40 pounds of trash per day. With a population of over 318 million people it’ absurd to think each piece of garbage is going to make it in the dumpster, no matter how much we wish it weren’t so.
Wikipedia defines littering as,
“Litter consists of waste products that have been disposed improperly, without consent, at an inappropriate location. To litter means to drop and leave objects, often man-made, such as aluminum cans, cardboard boxes or plastic bottles on the ground and leave them there indefinitely or for others to dispose of as opposed to disposing of them properly.”
There are all kinds of bugs in the world but the litter bug by far is one of the worst. However, with that in mind listed below are 26+ ways you can prevent litter in your everyday life.
1. Don’t be a part of the problem- The one thing I am certain you have control over when it comes to litter is the way you either help or hinder the problem. Make sure your trash makes it into the trash every time. It’s quite often to see people throwing garbage on the roads because either they are too lazy to throw it in the trash bin or they just don’t care for the environment.
2. Clean up litter in your free time- When you find yourself just hanging out around the house, bored, with nothing to do, turn off the TV and go clean the streets.