Angela Park

Littering

Littering is an important environmental issue. It is amazing how 94% of people identify littering as a major environmental problem and yet people still litter. Carelessly discarded garbage affects every member of society: it causes harm to people and animals, damages our waterways, cost us money and suggests that we do not care for our environment. Fortunately, we can all do something to help prevent and reduce litter. Research and experience have shown that litter is the result of individual behavior—choosing to litter or being careless in the handling of waste. And once litter is on the ground, it attracts more litter. A clean community, by contrast, can discourage littering and improve community appearance and quality of life. Litter can cause a whole range of problems for everyone in our communities. Litter discarded in streets and parks can travel through the stormwater system to our rivers and creeks, where it can cause harm to wildlife. Everywhere I go there is always garbage on the floor. It really bothers me how mostly almost everyone is aware of the world’s littering problem but still chooses not to do anything. This community is already full of awareness but I feel that we need an action plan that will actually benefit our community. People should we proud of the areas they live in. When an area has a litter problem, its residents don't want to spend time there, meaning an area becomes uncared for, community spirit suffers, and as a result people's wellbeing and health suffer. It also means that residents worry about other problems associated with litter, such as economic impact, crime and anti-social behaviour. My chime will raise awareness to show people how hurtful it is to the environment to have trash in the first place but to just leave the trash everywhere even though they see it clearly with their own eyes. My audience for my chime is everyone living in a community where littering is a very big issues. Mostly everywhere in Los Angeles has a big issue on it. I want people to react to my chime like they learned a lesson. I know people will not be surprised because almost everyone already knows how big of a problem it is. I just want them to realize how this will affect our future generations.

Angela Park

Littering