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Friday, October 21, 2011

Don't Be A LitterBug

How many of us have done it? Looked at the bin, so far away, looked at the piece of rubbish in our hand, and dropped it. Come on, why not? It's not going to hurt anybody.
Wrong. It can hurt. It can kill. All it takes is an innocent baby turtle to glimpse the glad-wrap and go in for a nibble. The plastic is caught in its throat and the baby is living its last moments.

It is not that hard to kill. Oh no, it is easy. Easy enough to drop a Tiny Teddies wrapper or a ball of glad-wrap  easy enough to stuff a chips wrapper down a pipe. It really is easy to kill. 

Why shouldn't I litter?

  • It is murder. It kills thousands of animals - every species has fallen victim to the carelessness of humans. Pollution means death.
  • It is healthy. A walk to the bin won't kill you - actually, it will be good for you! Imagine how much extra exercise you will get if you make the walk to the bin for the rest of your life.
  • It doesn't impress anyone. Murder? Cool? Uh, no. Being lazy? Uh, just get off your butt and put it in the bin. Laziness is so not cool.
  • It ruins the beauty of places. How many times have you gone to sit in a nice spot only to be met with someone's old Twisties wrapper and an empty packet of Extra gum? Again, not cool.
  • It is wrecking the Earth! This is the biggest problem. Every year, rubbish is swept through creeks and rivers until it gets to the sea - and, underwater, a huge rubbish dump is growing. By 2008 it was twice the size of the United States, and that will continue to grow until we get off our backsides and do something about it.
All that against killing animals, ruining the planet for future generations, and getting fat? I'll leave it up to you to decide whether to be a litterbug or not. 

It's not exactly rocket science.

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1 comment:

  1. I hate Littering and I will never do it. I have been known to keep the wrappers and papers in my pockets or purse until I can throw it away. Great post!
    Blessings, Joanne