New research has revealed that items in the litter typically originate from less than 2 miles from where they’re found and unless the humans remove the trash, the trash will never leave the environment! For this study, researchers from the University of California, Riverside spent a month collecting normal trash from seven cities across the Inland Empire.
They examined where it came from and thanks to the receipts, they were able to determine where the item first came from and where they were purchased. Most trash items end up on streets only a short distance from where someone bought them. The majority of litter comes from local sources. This finding could help many cities prevent plastic litter and help stop pollution! A lot of people say “It is not my trash” but we now got evidence from researchers of the University of California!
Unless we change from our side, nothing can be changed. Let’s start the change within us by trashing the items in a responsible way. We need to treat our earth as we treat our home. When you don’t throw the trash in your house, you should not trash it on the road as well. There are designated places for trash and we need to follow the rules and educate others as well.
Source: University of Riverside, California