Imagine living in a world where everything around you is covered in waste. We are responsible for the conditions of the environment and some people do not take the time to take action. There are multiple materials, resources, and carbons polluting today’s environment. These forms of pollution are caused by careless individuals in today’s society. With the help and cooperation of environmental organizations, we are able to take a step towards being an environmental friendly society.
One of the many reasons that I view littering as morally wrong is because of the affects that it has on wildlife. The reason that I feel more strongly about this is that I care about animals, and because of this I am more environmentally conscious about the things I do and other people should be doing too. Our actions have implications that alter their ecosystems. Many people do not realize the harm that falls upon these animals, which inhabit these areas, once they encounter waste and other debris. The Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or the JSPCA, is one of the many organizations that helps save and protect animals, while also educating the community about the results of littering. Common materials that threaten these organisms would be plastic bags, food cans, fishing lines, and food bags (JSPCA).
The hazardous waste that ends up in their environments can trap or even kill these organisms. Fishing wire and plastic bags can do extreme harm once they find their way into the creeks, lakes, or oceans. When people leave behind their fishing wire, it can easily tangle up the birds that preside near the water. Once the birds are tangled, it is hard for them to get out and they can end up drowning in the water. Plastic bag can also trap and suffocate any animal that stumbles upon it (JSPCA). If these plastic bags end up in the ocean, many sea organisms can mistake it as a food source. Some marine life may not choke on the bags, but it can clog up their stomachs and keep them from getting any real nutrients or being able to digest anything. The bag will not digest and will end up starving the animals. This is a great dilemma for sea turtles, due to the fact that, they mistake the plastic bags for jellyfish. Careless people affect other areas as well. Many people will go to nearby lakes and rivers, such as Deep river, and leave trash. If more people made sure that the ecosystem is left the way it was found, then this would not be such a big problem. Some areas get closed off to keep trash away and I think sometimes that’s the only thing to do when it gets real bad.
People use single use water bottles every day, but many of them do not think about what happens after they throw them away in the garbage. Another reason I believe that this is a problem is because it can easily be fixed through cooperation and...