Does littering irritate you, just as much as it irritates me? Well, it should. Litter irritates everyone. Littering has been around us for centuries and in fact ever since human life came to this world. Littering destroys the beauty of nature of the outdoors. It makes the area look dirty and bad.
Litter just doesn't appear. It is the result of careless attitudes and improper waste handling. Often people are too lazy to dump their belongings in the trashcans, leaving them the only option to dump it anywhere. Some people, however, may not even know they are littering. Other causes of litter might include inconvenient garbage bin placement or a lack of garbage bin in an area that is frequented by people.
Littering has increased since 21st century, and the things people litter the most are: cigarette ends, boxes, wrappers, matches, lighters, ring pulls, straws, sweet wrappers including crisp bags, pizza boxes, chip wrappers, plastic cutlery, sandwich boxes, paper bags and other discarded food.
Additionally, some senseless people also litter food items such as chewing gum and banana skins. Dog fouling is also litter, although it is not actually defined as litter, as it is not caused by people. However, it is the responsibility of dog owners to clean after their dogs foul.
Litter creates a variety of problems. It causes great harm to wildlife. In animals such as birds plastic can cause them to choke when they mistake it for food. Littering can be hazardous to one's health as well. Trash in an area attracts vermin and bacteria. Broken glass and other sharp objects also cause harm to people when left in public places. And most importantly, no one would like gum on their shoe, when walking on streets.
Littering not only harms our health, but it cost...