By Derrick Pedranti
Imagine a world with out litter. One that is clean, beautiful and healthy. We can all work to help make this a reality.
Through the years advances in technology have helped to reduce land and water pollution. But this technology is not enough to solve the problem — each of us has some measure of personal responsibility. These few tips from Derrick Pedranti can help you to slow down, even prevent some negative effects of pollution.
- Simply don't litter. Obviously if you leave garbage on the ground, it will aggravate pollution. You have the power to stop yourself from contributing to the problem. You can also tell others around you to not to litter as well.
- Reuse. Reusing items such as cups and paper can help save a lot of space in landfills.
- Recycle. Place recyclable objects in the proper trash containers. And when possible also purchase recycled products.
- Pick up your dog's poop. Nobody likes to step in dog poop – especially young kids playing. And animal waste can carry all kinds of diseases including E. coli, Giardia and Salmonella. It can also contain roundworms and hookworms which can infect other animals and people. In most places it's the law to clean up after your pet.
Please use good manners and help keep our environment litter-free, clean and healthy.