WHAT IS LITTER Litter consists of waste products that have been disposed Litter can also be used as a verb. To litter means to drop and leave objects, often man-made, such as aluminum cans, cardboard boxes or plastic bottles on the ground and leave them there Large and hazardous items of rubbish such as tires, electrical appliances, electronics, batteries and large industrial containers are sometimes dumped in isolated locations, such as national forests and other public land.
Litter is a health problem, too. Food and garbage bring animals, which sometimes carry disease... Litter is garbage – like food, paper and cans – on the ground or in the street. Where many people live together, litter is a problem. People dont always put their garbage in the garbage can. Its easier to drop a paper than to find a garbage can for it. But litter is ugly. It makes the city look dirty, and it spoils the view. The wind blows papers far away. Often they are difficult to catch. When they blow against a fence, they stay there. This fence is a wall of garbage
Some people want to control litter. They never throw litter themselves, and sometimes they work together in groups to clean up the city. In most places litter is against the law. The law punishes people who throw garbage on the streets. They usually pay a fine, and occasionally they go to jail. Two famous sayings in the United States are: Dont be a litterbug! and Every litter bit hurts!