The most common green practice among Americans is recycling, according to a recent Gallup poll, showing 90% of us voluntarily recycle newspapers, glass, aluminum, motor oil and other items.
While the news is good, it is met with reports by the federal Environmental Protection Agency that trash produced in the United States is growing year after year. Now imagine the trash that doesn't make it to the landfill and isn't counted for in other words, litter!
Missouri found that 90% of its litter is nothing more than fast food waste, paper and aluminum. Some of these items can be easily recycled or trashed, but instead they're polluting our backyards.
Next time you come across a piece of litter that didn't quite make it home, help it out!
Plus, your good deed might inspire your friends, colleagues, neighbors and even strangers who might be watching to do the same.
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