Pollution is a product of our insensitive acts towards the environment. According to statistics, every year we dump a massive 2.12 billion tons of waste. If all this waste was put on trucks they would go around the world 24 times (The World Counts). Repetitiously, we become too dependent towards garbage trucks and collectors or simply burn it together with dried leaves to lessen the garbage we have at home.
Even though garbage bags and trash bins exist, we tend to litter everywhere-whenever we like. We never fear the consequences. Environmental degradation in land is an effect of improper garbage disposal, what could be worse is when we throw our garbage in bodies of water which can contaminate as well as suffocate the species living in it.
The accumulated garbage can even produce air pollution since it is a mixture of junk and filthy rubbish that can give a displeasing scent and aura to the environment. Through improper garbage disposal, we are only increasing the chances of destroying nature’s incredible beauty.We are given the responsibility to change our old habits and change the environment’s current situation.
If change doesn’t start among us, then our environment wouldn’t change as well.
Sources: The World Counts (n.d) Tons of waste dumped this year. Retrieved from http://www.theworldcounts.com/counters/shocking_environmental_facts_and_statistics/world_waste_facts