When was the last time you saw someone littering? Litter just doesn’t appear – it’s the result of careless actions. No matter where litter is discarded, it usually ends up in the street, where it washes down storm drains and ultimately flows to local waterways. Littering is not only unsightly, it’s a threat to wildlife and their habitat. Before you flick a cigarette butt out of your window or throw out a plastic bottle, consider this: Cigarette filters have been found in the stomachs of marine life, birds, and other animals, because they thought it was food. Birds and marine life have also been found trapped or tangled in plastic items such as six-pack drink holders, plastic bags and fishing line. Please be considerate, and protect our wildlife and our water.
Top 5 Reasons to Recycle
Conserves natural resources.
Recycling conserves natural resources such as trees, water and minerals — preserving the environment for future generations.
Reduces the need for landfills.
Recycling reduces the need for landfills and incinerators because when materials are recycled, less waste is sent to disposal facilities.
Recycling prevents pollution and reduces greenhouse gas emissions caused by the extracting and processing of raw materials.
Recycling saves energy by eliminating the need to extract and process raw materials.
Recycling helps create new jobs in the United States for both the recycling industry and manufacturing.
One Small Change can Change the World