Littering.....Really?

  • DallasCali6Da...

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    Jul 22, 2010 3:04 AM GMT
    I don't get it. Except for possibly a really rural area there are trash cans everywhere. Themed, colors, metals, plastic, rubber. Why is it that people feel they have the right to simply just throw something on the floor, highway, streets, rivers, lakes?

    And smokers. It's your right to smoke, though does that right continue for the cigarette (Noticed I said the vs. you to not make this particular peeve against smokers) butt to be tossed out of windows, on sidewalks, on floors?

    Many say "We didn't make this world though it was given to us". I'm no join hands, the world is dying activist, though I don't believe it's an unrealistic request for each of us to dispose of trash.

    What say you?
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    Jul 22, 2010 3:08 AM GMT
    As long as there are people, there will be trash.
    As long as there is trash, that trash will throw its trash on roads, sidewalks, in public parks, etc.
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    Jul 22, 2010 3:12 AM GMT

    Adopt a highway.
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    Jul 22, 2010 3:16 AM GMT
    DallasCali6DayGuy saidI don't get it.

    Many say "We didn't make this world though it was given to us". I'm no join hands, the world is dying activist, though I don't believe it's an unrealistic request for each of us to dispose of trash.

    What say you?

    Hear, hear!
  • Markebri

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    Jul 22, 2010 3:27 AM GMT
    I remember a guy who chewed my ass out after I had thrown an apple core into the brush nearby the picnic area. He felt as if I was littering when my intentions were for the apple core to be a snack for the local wildlife. How does one consider the remains of a fruit to be garbage when it's naturally biodegradable? lol
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    Jul 22, 2010 4:50 AM GMT
    Food scraps are biodegradable, but you're still littering. Besides, as the food breaks down and rots, it stinks up the air, attracts flies and ants and other insects. Just toss it in the trash next time. Let it biodegrade in the landfill.
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    Jul 22, 2010 5:59 AM GMT
    xrichx saidFood scraps are biodegradable, but you're still littering. Besides, as the food breaks down and rots, it stinks up the air, attracts flies and ants and other insects. Just toss it in the trash next time. Let it biodegrade in the landfill.


    And you've hereby proven you've never contributed to a compost pile or understand the chemical differences between rotting and decomposing.

    If you toss a piece of meat into the dirt, it will rot.

    If you toss an apple core into the dirt, it will decompose, attract no flies and have no gaseous production.
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    Jul 22, 2010 6:11 AM GMT
    Ciarsolo said
    And you've hereby proven you've never contributed to a compost pile or understand the chemical differences between rotting and decomposing.

    If you toss a piece of meat into the dirt, it will rot.

    If you toss an apple core into the dirt, it will decompose, attract no flies and have no gaseous production.

    Semantics. It's still littering bro. I'm sure you wouldn't appreciate it if people started throwing apple cores on your lawn or bushes.
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    Jul 22, 2010 2:49 PM GMT
    xrichx said
    Ciarsolo said
    And you've hereby proven you've never contributed to a compost pile or understand the chemical differences between rotting and decomposing.

    If you toss a piece of meat into the dirt, it will rot.

    If you toss an apple core into the dirt, it will decompose, attract no flies and have no gaseous production.

    Semantics. It's still littering bro. I'm sure you wouldn't appreciate it if people started throwing apple cores on your lawn or bushes.


    Because apple core littering is such an insidious and prevalent problem in the world. Nevermind all that styrofoam! And you don't toss an apple core on grass, it won't break down there. You put it in topsoil. It's unrecognizable from dirt in a week and completely broken down in one month.
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    Jul 22, 2010 2:58 PM GMT
    i have a composter where i put most of the bullshit i read here, although there is much less of it now that i've ignored southbeach.