5 Reasons Why We Should Pick Up Litter
Litter has become an epidemic, and if you look hard enough, you’ll be able to spot a fast-food bag or empty water bottle that shouldn’t be there. Whether due to laziness or apathy, some people can’t help but litter. Maybe, though, all they need to hear are these 5 reasons why we should pick up litter.
1. For the Environment
The environment is directly affected by litterbugs. It can clog natural drains and can thousands of years to decompose, which contaminates the soil beneath it and means trees and plants can’t thrive.
2. To Save the Animals
Animals are curious, and if you leave litter behind, they could end up choking on or ingesting toxic materials or even getting trapped.
3. To Show We Were Never Here
Empty crisp wrappers and drinks cans ruin beautiful scenery, but you don’t need to leave these lying around to prove you were here, your pictures on Instagram will suffice!
4. To Inspire Others
If someone sees you pick up litter, they might be inspired to do the same. If you can inspire just one person, and they can inspire one person, soon there will be enough people picking up litter that the world will be a better place.
5. Because It Looks Nicer!
No one should need convincing that the world just looks better and more beautiful when there is no litter strewn all about the place.
Litter Picking Bug
Whether it’s your own or other people’s litter, doing a little bit each day is sure to make the world a better place and also make you feel better about yourself. It could even become a habit that stays with you forever.