Litter is misplaced, abandoned or discarded waste.
What happens to our Plastic Bags once they have been discarded?
Watch this slideshow, and know that plastic items, when left in the environment, will turn into deadly toxic chemicals. Yet Another Fact Based Plastic Bottle Disaster Presentation
Drink from and reuse glass bottles
Use canvas bags for all of your shopping adventures!
For more information on how to get involved with litter projects for Walton County, give Keep Walton Beautiful and Recycling a call at 770-267-1421, ext. 5.
For information on the costs of littering, visit the cost of littering.
Warning, this is not for squeamish citizens! Captain Charles Moore on the Seas of Plastic |
Fish, birds and other wildlife feed on garbage in the waterways and oceans thinking it is their healthy nutritional diet.
Therefore, when these fish, birds and wildlife are eaten by humans, we will absorb whatever poisons or toxins fish, birds and wildlife has consumed.
Think before you litter. Discover Magazine The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Be respectful towards roadways leading to your neighborhood.
Keep a small litter bag in your vehicle to store trash until you get to a trash can or recycling container.
Litter can be prevented by education and modifying habits.
According to Keep American Beautiful, Inc., (KAB) there are seven sources of litter:
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