Littering
Overview


           In my presentation you are going to learn
 about littering and how to prevent, help, and eliminating...
Thesis




Littering is one of the biggest problems on our earth, but it is
easily preventable through laws and social cha...
What is littering?
trash, such as paper, cans, and bottles,
that is left lying in an open or
public place
Effects
 Litter can spread germs and cause environmental and health
 problems.

 Cigarette butts contain toxic chemicals t...
How Litter Affects Waterways



                                                                            Litter affects...
Littering is expensive

         Houses for sale in littered neighborhoods usually don’t get the best
                    ...
It kills and injures animals




                 Litter kills or injures animals. Many small animals crawl into
         ...
It carries germs
                 Scabengers, such as rata are drawn to
lots of litter. Rats are carriers of many types of...
It affects farmers
*Cattle and other animals can die from ingresting metal and other
               substances such as gro...
What its made of


             Litter found on freeways
Arizona Trash
                                                                         1.6 Million Pounds of litter on hig...
COMPOSED OF...
Highway litter is composed of 59 percent paper, 16 percent cans, 6
 percent bottles, 6 percent plastics and...
Litter on Land and Water




Maricopa Association of Governments. "Facts about Littering." Don't Trash
AZ. 2009. Web. 2 Fe...
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE??




Maricopa Association of Governments. "Facts about Littering." Don't Trash
AZ. 2009. Web. 2 Feb...
7 Causes of Littering
Motorists and Drivers
Bicyclists and Pedestrians
Trucks With
Uncovered Backs
Uncovered Dumpster
Household Trash
Construction
   Sites
Loading Docks
It hurts people

   Litter hurts people. Every year there are numerous vehicle accidents
                              cau...
Laws




 Did you know that littering can cost drivers and their
 passengers a fine of $500 in the state of Arizona?
Roadway Fine

                      You can also be fined for an unsecured load. According to the
                      Ari...
Ohio Laws

                               illegal                                            watercraft   unsecured
      ...
Illegal Trash AD
Found on the Freeway
Where to put the trash

           Appropriate Cans

              “Anti-Litter” Bag

                   Dumpster
        ...
How to Prevent It
12 ways to prevent littering



   1. Set an example by not littering.

2. Pick up one piece of litter e...
4. Ask your neighbors to properly dispose of their trash.
Show them the difference between a clean area and an area
spoile...
5. Make sure that your trash cans have lids that can be securely
attached. If you have curbside trash service, don’t put o...
6. Carry a litter bag in your car. Ask local businesses to buy car litter bags and
distribute them to customers. Encourage...
7. If you or a member of your family is involved in a civic group,
scouting, or recreational sports program, encourage the...
8. Ask your neighbors and or friends to join you in cleaning
up one public area where litter has accumulated.
9. Find out how you can plant and maintain flowers along a
                           curb or sidewalk.
10. Ask business
ow...
11. Ask business owners for cans in front of their business
                        with a sign

     12. If you own a con...
Application
1st part
I went to Mrs. Miller’s second grade class and taught
them a lesson on littering
2nd part
i took the class up to the park for a
Park Pick-Up
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  1. 1. Littering
  2. 2. Overview In my presentation you are going to learn about littering and how to prevent, help, and eliminating it.
  3. 3. Thesis Littering is one of the biggest problems on our earth, but it is easily preventable through laws and social change.
  4. 4. What is littering? trash, such as paper, cans, and bottles, that is left lying in an open or public place
  5. 5. Effects Litter can spread germs and cause environmental and health problems. Cigarette butts contain toxic chemicals that can end up in storm drains and contaminate our water systems.
  6. 6. How Litter Affects Waterways Litter affects our waterways in many different ways Careless dumping of hazardous waste seeps into surrounding soil and cause ground water pollution. Cathy. "Litter Facts and Statistics." 21 Mar. 2009. Web. 5 Apr. 2010. <http://http://www.greenecoservices.com/littering-facts-and-statistics/>.
  7. 7. Littering is expensive Houses for sale in littered neighborhoods usually don’t get the best prices and owners lose money. Cathy. "Litter Facts and Statistics." 21 Mar. 2009. Web. 5 Apr. 2010.
  8. 8. It kills and injures animals Litter kills or injures animals. Many small animals crawl into bottles or jars and get stuck and slowly starve to death. Cathy. "Litter Facts and Statistics." 21 Mar. 2009. Web. 5 Apr. 2010.
  9. 9. It carries germs Scabengers, such as rata are drawn to lots of litter. Rats are carriers of many types of diseases that make people ill.
  10. 10. It affects farmers *Cattle and other animals can die from ingresting metal and other substances such as ground up glass. *Repairs to machinery jammed by trash, tires damaged by broken bottles. means downtime and lost crops.
  11. 11. What its made of Litter found on freeways
  12. 12. Arizona Trash 1.6 Million Pounds of litter on highways or about the same as: 803 elephants 73 school buses 1.2 million basketballs Maricopa Association of Governments. "Facts about Littering." Don't Trash AZ. 2009. Web. 2 Feb. 2010. <http://http://www.donttrashaz.com/litter.asp>.
  13. 13. COMPOSED OF... Highway litter is composed of 59 percent paper, 16 percent cans, 6 percent bottles, 6 percent plastics and 13 percent miscellaneous.
  14. 14. Litter on Land and Water Maricopa Association of Governments. "Facts about Littering." Don't Trash AZ. 2009. Web. 2 Feb. 2010. <http://http://www.donttrashaz.com/litter.asp>.
  15. 15. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?? Maricopa Association of Governments. "Facts about Littering." Don't Trash AZ. 2009. Web. 2 Feb. 2010. <http://http://www.donttrashaz.com/litter.asp>.
  16. 16. 7 Causes of Littering
  17. 17. Motorists and Drivers
  18. 18. Bicyclists and Pedestrians
  19. 19. Trucks With Uncovered Backs
  20. 20. Uncovered Dumpster
  21. 21. Household Trash
  22. 22. Construction Sites
  23. 23. Loading Docks
  24. 24. It hurts people Litter hurts people. Every year there are numerous vehicle accidents caused by litter. Cathy. "Litter Facts and Statistics." 21 Mar. 2009. Web. 5 Apr. 2010. <http://http://www.greenecoservices.com/littering-facts-and-statistics/>.
  25. 25. Laws Did you know that littering can cost drivers and their passengers a fine of $500 in the state of Arizona?
  26. 26. Roadway Fine You can also be fined for an unsecured load. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, violators could be charged with a class two misdemeanor. U.S. EPA. "Litter Laws." Web. 5 Mar. 2010. <http://http://www.ohiodnr.com/ Home/ToolsandResources/LitterFacts/LitterLaws/tabid/18283/Default.aspx>.
  27. 27. Ohio Laws illegal watercraft unsecured motor vehicle dumping vessel load $500 fine and up to $100 up to $200 $100 fine 60 days in jail fine fine U.S. EPA. "Litter Laws." Web. 5 Mar. 2010. <http://http://www.ohiodnr.com/ Home/ToolsandResources/LitterFacts/LitterLaws/tabid/18283/Default.aspx>.
  28. 28. Illegal Trash AD
  29. 29. Found on the Freeway
  30. 30. Where to put the trash Appropriate Cans “Anti-Litter” Bag Dumpster Keep it
  31. 31. How to Prevent It 12 ways to prevent littering 1. Set an example by not littering. 2. Pick up one piece of litter every day. 3. Every week, pick up all the litter in front of your house, including the street
  32. 32. 4. Ask your neighbors to properly dispose of their trash. Show them the difference between a clean area and an area spoiled by litter, and stress why it’s important to put trash in proper containers.
  33. 33. 5. Make sure that your trash cans have lids that can be securely attached. If you have curbside trash service, don’t put out unopened containers or boxes filled with trash.
  34. 34. 6. Carry a litter bag in your car. Ask local businesses to buy car litter bags and distribute them to customers. Encourage them to print their names and an environmental message on the bag.
  35. 35. 7. If you or a member of your family is involved in a civic group, scouting, or recreational sports program, encourage the group to become involved in a cleanup.
  36. 36. 8. Ask your neighbors and or friends to join you in cleaning up one public area where litter has accumulated.
  37. 37. 9. Find out how you can plant and maintain flowers along a curb or sidewalk. 10. Ask business owners to check their dumpsters every day to make sure tops and side doors are closed.
  38. 38. 11. Ask business owners for cans in front of their business with a sign 12. If you own a construction or hauling business, make sure your trucks are covered when transporting material to and from sites.
  39. 39. Application
  40. 40. 1st part I went to Mrs. Miller’s second grade class and taught them a lesson on littering
  41. 41. 2nd part i took the class up to the park for a Park Pick-Up
  42. 42. Video

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