Littering Research Papers

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The global issue i will be researching is littering. I will research this issue because littering is a big problem in our planet. Littering increases pollution, something that most of us humans don't believe and don't care about. A change must be made so that planet earth can be safe for the future. We are not responsible for our own trash and toss it out anywhere since we don't see the cause and effects of littering and how much it hurts our planet. Throwing away trash is not rocket science and its an easy task. Anyone can look for a trash can and throw it away there. It's not hard to wait to throw out our trash in a garbage can.
Littering initiates with almost anything, construction and demolition sites, households, industries,
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It is not only harming us but animals as well. Littering comes from construction sites, people that eat at fast food places, pedestrians, people that drive over 50 miles a day, and many more. "9 Interesting Facts and Statistics about Littering - Litter. It Costs You." Litter It Costs You. N.p., 18 Nov. 2013. Web. 29 Feb. 2016. Has been proven that 75% of the American population has littered or still til this day liters. Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times, n.d. Web. 29 Feb. 2016. 50% of that litter come from cigarette butts. Most people in the U.S are not aware that there are fines for those who are caught littering. Apparently people don't seem to care about those fines because they keep doing it. "Statistic Brain." Statistic Brain. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Feb. 2016. In Denver, Colorado the lighting rate is 52%. People don’t seem to care about this issue because they don't see these numbers and don't realize how bad this issue is. Americans have such ignorance; their blinded by their surroundings and it's sad to know that no one is willing to make a change. It's important that WE make a change now before it's too late. Littering has gone to an extreme that it harms our animals; a major reason on how they are becoming extinct. We are causing these harms to everything around us. We have to make a better future, and what better way than to stop…show more content…
So I did. Littering increased drastically after the Industrial Revolution and it hasn't changed since then. Littering is not just done by irresponsible, care-less people; but it also costs a lot of money. "Statistic Brain." Statistic Brain. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Feb. 2016. In 2013, The Denver, Colorado department of public safety announced that the cost to pick up litter rounds up to 11 billion dollars in the U.S. That should be an unnecessary expense but it stays this way because littering laws and fines are not enforced the way they should. If more people would get fined for littering, i'll guarantee that the ltering rate would drastically increase. Littering damages our oceans and animals. 1.9 billion tons of litter end up in the ocean every year. "Littering Facts and Statistics." Green Eco Services. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Feb. 2016, ” An estimated 100,000 of marine mammals and turtles are killed by plastic litter every year around the world” according to the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. We are the reason why animal go extinct it's our fault and people need to realize that. Fast food eaters also cause this issue because they find it easy to just toss out their trash than to toss it at a garbage can for a matter or laziness. Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times, n.d. Web. 29 Feb. 2016. 54.4% of Americans are lazy to walk to a trash can. Throwing trash away in
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