In the articles “The Great Bird Poop Disaster" and "How to Solve the Problem of Bird Poop" both by Anna Starecheski. It talks about how there is a huge problem with birds coating our cities and streets is gooey, slippery piles of white and black poop, but is there a solution of some of the maney problems caused by this epidemic. In the article “The Great Bird Poop Disaster” it talks about how there are a lot of problems that are caused by bird poop, one is that it has acid in it so it is corrosive. In the article, it says “At the center of a bird dropping is a black substance; that is poop. The white, gloppy stuff is the urine, which consists mainly of uric acid. Uric acid is corrosive. That means it can eat away at the surfaces of buildings and bridges. Bird poop can also ruin everything from the paint on your mom’s car to your favorite T-shirt. In the U.S., pigeons cause about $1.1 billion in damages every year.” (Starecheski 18). This shows that this isn't just a little inconveniences, no it's a big deal that if it is not fixed soon the U.S will be deeper in debt than bird poop. This is why squinted across the world are trying to find a solution to this problem that spreads across the world. In the article "How to Solve the Problem of Bird Poop" It talks about some of the solutions that we have tried and some that we still use to try to get some of the birds to leave. In the article, it says “Placing spikes on window ledges, bridges, fences, and other areas where birds
Imagine someone tossing a cigarette out of their window. That cigarette gets blown onto someone’s yard and is eaten by their pet. That pet could become seriously sick because of someone else's laziness. According to www.kab.org, over 51 billion pieces of litter land on U.S. roadways each year. That is just roadways. For that cleanup, America spends 11.5 billion dollars each year. 9.1 billion of those dollars are paid by businesses, with the other 2.4 billion being paid between schools, government, and other organizations. Another reason why if all this littering could be disposed of properly, America would have much more money put toward other important
In “Picking Up” Robin Nagle enthusiastically describes why New York City’s Department of Sanitation is so significant to our day to day city life. This department picks up about 11,000 tons of trash as well as 2,000 tons of recycling daily. If it was not for them the city would be completely unlivable. As the anthropologist-in-residence for New York City's Department of Sanitation, Robin Nagle explains with many explanations why The Department of Sanitation is so vital and why they are just as important as any police officer or fireman out there. If it was not for those men and woman who remove our trash and recyclables, our city would be completely over run with trash. Not only is this completely disgusting, but there are so many diseases
Many American households own a pet, but their pets may have originated from a cruel background. Especially dogs, for many of them stem from one of the ten thousand puppy mills located across the United States. Puppy mills are large commercial breeding facilities that specializes in maximizing profit over the welfare and conditions of the animals. Animals live in unsustainable conditions which they are provided with the minimum amount of food, water, exercise, shelter, protection, and veterinary care; yet, these animals are forced to continue breeding for the sake of providing beautiful pets for our own personal expenses. The government should step in to advance regulations and inspections of large commercial breeding facilities because old rules no longer fit the current time anymore. For us to take home a new healthy family member, we should all know it comes from a safe place.
In the article “The Great Bird Poop Disaster” by Anna Starecheski, it shows how there are problems that bird poop causes, but how there are also solutions. In the article “The Great Bird Poop Disaster” by Anna Starecheski, it shows how a big problem with bird poop, is how it collects and can cause serious damage. The article states, “In the U.S., pigeons alone cause about $1.1 billion in damages every year. Bird poop has also caused disasters. For example, in 2011, part of the roof of a gas station in California collapsed due to nearly 12 inches of bird poop that had accumulated there”(Starecheski 18).
Moving into the future, he said, the county will work with residents to identify proper use of the recycling bins and catch those who continue to violate. “We're going to work with the sheriff and the prosecutor to come up with a plan to start enforcing the law.”
The police department of Whittier began in April 1917 and their primary objective is to maintain the upkeep and protect the community. In 2001, Chief David M. Singer took oath to take upon the leadership of the department. Prior to his new role, he came onboard with years of law enforcement experiences and held the position of Chief of Signal Hill. Singer implemented public service area policing and created a system where it held the police department accountable to resolving neighborhood problems. According to City of Wittier, “Department History” (2015) Singer has implemented the first ever injunction against street gangs like “Whittier Varrio Locos” and added numerous technology such as the graffiti tracker system, automatic license plate hunter and remove cameras in high risk locations. Graffiti has been an ongoing issue in Whitter because of the ongoing recurrence. In an interview with Lieutenant Ellis (personal communication, September 28, 2015) he states when an area looks vandalized, more vandalism happens and called this the “broken window theory”. This shows the ongoing recurrence of graffiti in Whittier and action is taken almost immediately the day of or after. The city of Whittier is broken down into four years, which are called “Police Service Areas”. In the interview with Lieutenant Ellis (personal communication, September 28, 2015), he explained that the four areas are divided into labels named PS1, PS2, PS3, and PS4. These areas are labeled because they are
As the population of cats in North America increases, so does the ownership of them as pets. Omega Paw’s novel and unique litter box, self-cleaning with a closed top, has tapped into the market with customer satisfaction and positive reviews. The company looks forward to reflect this positivity with an increase in sales and profit levels. Introducing the product in grocery stores would result in weekly sales of $126,000, highest among other alternatives. With direct and indirect competition along with the production constraints, Ebert (president) is motivated to break through these barriers and prolong the growth phase of this product with increased sales and profits.
Cleanliness is something that can often be taken for granted and given the abundance of trash that the population produces on any day there must be a more cautious effort in disposal. While a majority of people know the impact, dangers, and disgustingness of not disposing of waste properly, there are still a number of people who are not diligent about waste discarding; hence the need for a park clean up. We understood that the entire population would not be drastically changed because of these little park clean-ups but we are adamant that it will have a local effect which has the ability to spread further and further. In this report I will discuss our process from idea initiation to the completion of the project covering the planning, organizing, leading, and controlling aspects of the project. Then give an assessment of the entire project and action detailing if we believed that we were
People are constantly throwing trash outside their window when they are driving down the street or throwing trash on the ground when they are walking. As minor as littering is, there are long term effects. Trash that ends up in the storm drains, eventually make it’s way into the ocean. Once the trash is in the ocean, it can eventually make its way into a whales blowhole, or can be consumed by an animal; which could harm them. Also, trash that makes it’s way into lakes and oceans is very difficult to remove. If you cannot remove the trash, how are you going to prevent these animals from getting
When you are driving down the roads of Miami County, all you see is litter. My vision for the future of Miami County is to have little to no litter on the ground because it looks better, is better for the economy, and is better for the animals. Less litter is better looking to the eyes and is less trashy looking. That makes it look very trashy and makes it look like we all don’t care about the Earth and what shape it’s in. Less litter is also better for the economy, for the ground, and also for the water. Litter is very bad for the earth. Litter in the water can kill organisms. Litter on the ground pollutes the soil, which can pollute the plants that grow in the soil or can stop the plants from growing. If animals or humans eat the plants that
It may seem harmless and innocent, but littering is an unhealthy habit people of all ages in each country do every day. Littering is a second nature to some people; after doing it for so long and often, they do not realize they do it. As more and more people continue to litter, environments, animals, and humans are being harmed by people’s carless actions. Americans, as well as all humans, need to be more aware of how hazardous and costly littering is to the world and the creatures living in it. Littering shows lack of respect for the world, and needs to be prevented in order for future generations to live in a clean and healthy environment.
Household waste management is a growing problem in the United States and many other parts of the world. “The U.S. creates a lot of household solid waste per day per person. If there is a huge population of millions of people in a small area, household garbage can easily accumulate to 100,000 pounds per day. A few years ago, residents made a million tons of city waste per year and a billion tons of industrial solid wastes. In 2006, the U.S. residents generated half of 251 tons million tons of municipal solid waste per year and about 8 billion tons of industrial solid waste. This tremendous amount of waste includes both hazardous and nonhazardous waste. (Massawe, et.al, 2014)” A better understanding of household behavior is needed to assist