If you went driving this week, you likely saw someone littering from their car. How do you feel when you see someone roll down their window and throw out their trash? In contrast, are you a litterbug?
A litterbug is somebody who litters by throwing or leaving their trash on the ground. Vehicle drivers who throw out their cigarette butts, soda cans, empty cups, or gum wrappers are litterbugs. Likewise, those who haul trash, or other materials, which are improperly covered or secured, fall into the same category.
In this article, we'll give you three car hacks to help you avoid the temptation of littering while driving. We're also including a few reminders about why littering is so detrimental.
"Litter cleanup costs the U.S. almost $11.5 billion each year, with businesses paying $9.1 billion. Governments, schools, and other organizations pick up the remainder." - KAB.org
You can avoid adding to the problem by throwing away your trash where it belongs, which includes securing your load with a tarp or straps too.
It may seem as though littering may be one of the lower priority problems in a community. Yet it impacts everybody in it. While there is not anything pretty about litter, there are not any benefits to it either. It affects our air quality and gravely impacts animals and their natural habitat. Remember, littering impacts our environment every time it happens. At Colony Cleanup, we encourage everyone to do their part, even if it isn't their garbage.
A common belief among people who litter is, "It's not a big deal." Others may lack a sense of pride in their community. Moreso, people visiting another city, may feel less inclined to keep it clean. As a result, littering takes place every single day. You can contribute to changing this. Help spread awareness of the negative impacts of littering.
Avoid being a litterbug. Avoid creating future litterbugs by being an example to your children. You can help spread awareness to your friends and family by teaching them about the harmful effects of littering. Follow the suggestions we've provided today to help avoid the temptation of littering altogether. Again remember it starts with you, and it's a fun activity to do with your whole family.If you are ready to get involved in helping to clean up your neighborhood, contact us at Colony Cleanup for local events around you.