Why is littering bad?

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Why is littering bad?

Littering is defined as the act of discarding waste materials or garbage.  Litters are not a good sight for the environment.  These cause health risks and environmental problems.  A certain society filled with litters would indicate that the people living there are not responsible in taking care of their surroundings.  Even in our own premises, littering might cause more problems because it can create hazards to our body and ecosystem.

Littering has been an environmental concern.  Once we litter, we throw garbage anywhere.  These can accumulate leading to plies of wastes materials.  The act of throwing garbage to improper places might lead to pollution.  Some litters can poison the land because there might be chemicals in it that are harmful to the soil.  With this, plants and other organism might die.

It’s also hazardous to litter in bodies of water such as the seas, rivers, lakes, streams.  Too much litter can cause poison that might harm the marine life. This would then create a domino effect.  Once the marine life is poisoned, men will have limited food resource coming from the water.  Also, littering may cause extinction to some sea creatures and if this happens the natural ecosystem of the marine creatures will be disturbed.

Littering also affects the economy of a certain country.  If tourists would see a lot of litters in the road or park, they might be turned off to visit the place because it is not pleasant to the eye.  There will be lesser investments and business will not grow.

Littering is bad both for the environment and to our self.  If we litter, it only means that we also throw away the gift of life.  As the saying goes, whatever we throw will come back to us a hundred folds.  The garbage that we pitch might be a small piece of junk but when everybody does it, it will build up causing harm to our health and surroundings.

Author: shiela

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