I have a question for you. How many things do you throw in the trash every day? There are too many things to count. Many people will throw away milk cartons, wrappers, the remains of fruits, and batteries.
According to child likes “The U.S.A alone, throws away up to 2.9 billion batteries a year. One person will throw away at least 30 – 35 batteries a year.” All of these batteries will go to landfills, where they will be left. You might think that there is no harm in doing this but a battery doesn’t have proper disposal, it can explode. Also if you throw away a battery that still has some power in it, it can start to leak and possibly explode. This will explode the landfill. Also one of the batteries that are thrown away may cause wildfires and/or forest fires. Both fires and the exploding landfill hurt the Earth and Mother Nature.
Also, the fire and exploding landfills create a lot of carbon dioxide (CO2). All of this CO2 is flown up into the atmosphere where they are left to stay. According to https://news.climate.columbia.edu/ ”Only about 50 percent of the CO2 from human emissions remains in the atmosphere. The remainder is approximately equally split between uptake into the land biosphere and into the ocean.”
All of this Co2 causes the Earth to be a little bit hotter each year. Many people think that this climate change or global warming is nothing but by the year 2051, all the ice caps, glaciers, and icebergs will melt. This will cause the water levels to rise so dramatically that the water level will be as high as some very tall buildings. This will make life on Earth very hard for all species of animals and humans.
Earth is the home to everyone. If we continue to litter and throw things that can be recycled away. We might destroy our home and everything on it. We need to save our home and Earth by recycling and not littering. Let’s work together to save the Earth one step at a time.
By Shyam Suhas Kandala