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So the next time you see a stray scrap of paper littering the ground, the next instance you stumble across an empty can or bottle laying there, instead of walking past and offhanding that problem unto another--bend down and pick it up.
If just a small percentage of us did nothing more than that, soon enough our world would sparkle bright.
I just don't know what is wrong with people, who in their right mind thinks it's ok to use the world as their personal garbage can.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
I think some people are misinterpreting what is being said here. He is not saying to do anymore than is possible, he is saying to do all that you can within your means, regardless of what other people around you are doing.
No one person can fix everything, but if enough people do their part then it would lead to a better situation. Who cares if no one around you seems to care? Be the example.
Another thing that is pretty astounding is the amount of cigarette butt litter out there.
Source: Science for Environment Policy
Fish fed polystyrene nanoparticles are less active and show changes to their brains and metabolism, according to a study by Swedish and Danish researchers. The findings suggest that nanoparticles in the environment could have a major impact on fish and aquatic ecosystems.
Nanoparticles are increasingly used in consumer products, such as cosmetics, and enter the environment via sewage systems. Plastic waste, found throughout the world’s oceans, also disintegrates over time, producing plastic nano-sized particles. Nanoparticles in industrial and consumer products are controlled by existing regulations such as the REACH or cosmetics Regulations; the underlying assessments are complex as many substances behave differently at the nano-scale. The effect of nanoparticle exposure on people and animals is not fully understood, although there is evidence that some may be harmful, particularly to fish.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: TerryMcGuire
Why do think this is a liberal thing?
I was raised in a conservative household, and I was taught it was no more or less than my responsibility to clean up after me and mine. You pick up your mess because it's what you do. It's disrespectful to expect others to do it for you. So we take our trash, even at large sporting events when we KNOW there is a cleanup crew who will do it later on.
Sometimes, we pick up what others have left.
However, it's less about social responsibility and more about respect.