At one time in life you have witnessed the horror of someone littering. If not, then I am sure that you have littered yourself. During this essay a man describes his experience of cleaning up the streets of Miami and ridding them of some litterbugs. In this essay, “A Couple of Really Neat Guys,” Dave Barry uses hyperbole and clever wordplay to reveal the universal truth about littering.
Imagine spending one year of your life living in a dumpster. Not just the average, everyday dumpster, but a customized dumpster suited to meet all of the essential needs for one to live in. Professor Jeff Wilson, also referred to as “Professor Dumpster,” is engaged in a one year project in which he will be sleeping in a dumpster every night. His future plans consist of making the dumpster even more appealing by adding a toilet, solar panels, a second floor, and several other amenities. Wilson says in the article, “‘We could end up with a house under $10,000 that could be placed anywhere in the world, fueled by sunlight and surface water, and people could have a pretty good life’” (James Hamblin ℙ4). In the article, “Living Simply in a dumpster,”
This research proposal relates closely to the textbook, Garbology, Our Love Affair with Trash. Edward Humes discusses how current landfills are constructed to protect the environment from leachate in several chapters, but in Chapter 4, “The Last and Future Kingdom,” he writes about the dangers of landfills built before the 1990s (2013). Landfills built before the 1991 regulations are not required to install barriers that protect the groundwater from carcinogens. According to the American Cancer Society, prolonged exposure to carcinogens in the environment can lead to cancer ( “Known and Probable,”2017).
Dumpster diving is a term particularly new to most individuals. It is quite confusing to determine if the term is defined as an art, a passion, or just another method of survival. The well-known author, Lars Eighner defines the true art form of dumpster diving in his essay, “On Dumpster Diving.” Eighner narrates his personal story of homelessness as he discloses specific directions on how to scavenge and how to go through a dumpster. He cleverly organizes his instruction on dumpster diving into various sections which gradually teach us about the craft and the passion. Throughout his journalistic essay, Eighner compares and contrasts between two opposing elements, classifies and divides important matters into several categories, and explains the effects of certain decisions in order to cover all aspects of dumpster diving.
Animals being effected by trash, such as plastic, ending up in the ocean, the forest, and neighborhood parks are being quickly wiped
Thomas Morton’s article, Oh This Is Great, wants people to have a greater understanding on what’s going in our world.People need to understand that our ocean is a pile of trash. As Morton stated, “The ocean is downstream of everything.” Considering the fact, people are thoughtlessly tossing their trash onto the floor, are sadly ending up into the ocean- where our food chain is greatly affected by. Therefore, being aware of where our trash in ending up will change the views on people’s perspective. If we are continuing to throw trash everywhere we are technically “eating our own refuse.” As we throw trash on to the floor, it will end up in the ocean causing it to get suck into the jellyfish’s mouth. Then, little fishes will begin to consume
Littering means throwing away waste to any area without any concern about what damage it may cause. According to a research done in America 2009, almost 1.9 billion of litter end up in the ocean almost everywhere. This happens when we throw away litter without any thought. According to a research it was revealed that almost 81% of the litter thrown is intentional whereas 16% of the litter is thrown in public places such as parks and beaches. Moreover 6% of the litter is thrown away thinking that somebody else will pick it.
Imagine living in a world where the air is polluted and most people are afraid to step outside their front door, in the near future, this may be reality for Americans. Americans throw out over 200 million tons of garbage a year, yet recycle not nearly as much. Most people do not realize it but recycling is a vital part of America’s society and if Americans do not perform this action, it will backfire on them. People in America are debating whether Americans are recycling enough and correctly. After analyzing the data, one will definitely agree that Americans need to be more educated on recycling due to the fact that most people do not know what happens after they recycle an item, nearly all Americans are recycling incorrectly, and Am
In Katie Kelley’s essay “Garbage,” from The Norton Sampler it argues New Yorkers frivolous attitude perpetuates their garbage problem.
Plastics are killing our marine life. According to a Biological Diversity website (https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/ocean_plastics/), the author states that “Thousands of seabirds and sea turtles, seals and other marine mammals are killed each year after ingesting plastic.” People keep littering and that littering is killing precious marine life. The level of
While researching about how pollution affects sea turtles, we faced some issues on finding different types of pollution. As most people know, the plastic waste that is being dumped into the oceans and onto the beaches is becoming a main food source for sea turtles. When sea turtles see this trash, they consume the plastic causing death or severe sickness which has caused this species to become endangered. They also get tangled with the plastic in the ocean restricting them from normal movement and function. During our research, we found that there are more types of pollution affecting sea turtles than just plastic waste in the ocean. For example, the nitrogen runoff and arginine build-up settling in the sea turtle’s habitats is causing tumors
Like global warming, pollution is universally known of, but many disregard it and its impact on their everyday lives. This image is successful in the sense that it reminds individuals of the problem of ocean pollution. By viewing the sushi made of trash, the thought of one consuming trash when eating seafood becomes a possibility. If a small fish eats bits of plastic, and a larger salmon eats many small fish and other polluted debri, that larger salmon could very easily be the same fish you had for dinner last night. In addition, the ad pictured above goes the extra step to include a jarring piece of research concerning the amount of plastic fish consume to justify its reasoning and prove the trash sushi a possible
Nearly everyday in our lives, we see banners, magazines, newspapers, as well as posters telling us to be environmental friendly and to stop pollution. But do people listen to the advices? Do people realize that pollution is one of the biggest global killers? Pollution is the number 1 cause of death in the developing world; it kills approximately 10 million people every year. It’s hard to tell when and where pollution began. When a volcano erupts, it sends toxic gas into our atmosphere causing air pollution, meaning that pollution has always existed on Earth. But, the cause of pollution becoming the number 1 cause of death is not because of natural disasters. It’s because of us, humans. Every day activities
Before, it was assumed that because the ocean was so big, vast, and deep, that the effects of dumping trash and littering into the sea will only have minimal consequences. But after decades of littering, we have seen the consequences. Oil spills, floating plastic, and toxic wastes
D.W. Laist research claims that the polluted gyre affects 267 species worldwide: 86% of all sea turtle species, 44% of all seabird species, and 43% of all marine mammal species. Oesophagus and stomach contents of the endangered green sea turtle were examined from 38 representatives, 23 of which (60.5%) had swallowed debris, especially plastics. Scientists have documented 6 pounds of plastic for every pound of plankton in this area (“Plastic Ocean - The Great Pacific Garbage Patch”). Most of this plastic is eaten by sea birds and animals, including turtles and albatrosses. Sea turtles often eat plastic bags instead of jellies. This cost for turtle a life, as plastic causes a blockage within digestive system. But this is only the beginning. Spots made of plastic cover for Sunlight cannot penetrate through plastic garbage into the water, algae and plankton, which is the bottom of the food chain, may simply die out. The situation can quickly turn into a global crisis. If it becomes less plankton, it means that fish and turtles will have nothing to eat, and if they begin to disappear, then the number of predators such as sharks and whales, also will be reduced. And it will be an echo of humanity for their actions, because less sea food will be available to