Why you shouldn't litter

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"Who cares if I litter or not  that is what most people say about littering. Believe it or not you don't want anyone to litter . Littering causes a lot of things that you wouldn't want to happen. When you put garbage on the ground you are littering. Many people don't realize the effect that they are having on the environment. Littering causes pollution. In addition to making the earth look ugly, this pollution can make animals sick or even kill them. I will give you some research on littering and I hope that by the end of this essay you will try to avoid ever littering again.

Littering causes pollution which hurts our lungs when you breath it in. Some people throw away their garbage just to get it out of their sight, or maybe just because they do not want to waste their time and throw it into the garbage. Littering is a serious problem which causes pollution, it is one of the reasons for global warming. You may not be able to see pollution, but it is in the air . I bet that you never thought one wrapper would cause such a big event.

Most smokers believe that one little cigarette butt won't cause any harm , but in fact the poisons in cigarettes butts kill small animals. A lit butt can cause fires and have other negative impacts on the environment and human health.

Besides hurting the environment by littering you can get a ticket. Littering is a criminal offence. You can be fined up to $2,500, though not jailed. The average fine is around $90, plus court costs. Cases are tried in magistrates' courts. Be sure the next time you have a wrapper in your hand , gum, can/bottle, or even a piece of paper wait until you see a garbage can.

Not littering and recycling can help reduce pollution and make the environment more beautiful and safer for people and animals.

To stop people from littering, we must start with individual commitment. Littering not only reflects poorly on the city atmosphere b... Continue Reading