What's the most disturbing scenery you've ever seen? For me, it was the mountain of trash near my hometown. Apparently, it's not the only one.
The whole country and the world at large is drowning in waste material and plastic, and things get worse every day.
Water sources are polluted, and instead of fish, we have plastic containers and bags floating all over their surface.
What happens after every big festival? Multitudes come, have fun and leave all the trash behind. This is the sickening part of every event.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency:
"Trash can travel throughout the world's rivers and oceans, accumulating on beaches and within gyres. This debris harms physical habitats, transports chemical pollutants, threatens aquatic life, and interferes with human uses of the river, marine, and coastal environments."
"Of all trash, plastic trash has the greatest potential to harm the environment, wildlife, and humans. It can be found floating at the surface, suspended in the water column, or on the bottom of almost all water bodies. It is transported by rivers to the ocean, where it moves with the currents, and is often eaten by birds and fish, concentrating toxic chemicals in their tissues and filling their stomachs, causing them to starve. Plastic aquatic debris is much more than a mere aesthetic problem."
Some people today act worse than animals. Have you ever seen animals make a mess in forests? No? Me neither.
Every time people visit nature, they leave plastic bags, plastic bottles, and other packages behind. This is not fair at all!
We, people with intuition to understand what's good or bad, act worse than every animal in the wild.
Instead of using advanced knowledge and skills to make our earth a better place, we destroy our planet. We don't have a sense of humanity anymore.
Most of us forget that this world is the only planet we have. There's no replacement. Keep this in mind every time you leave that plastic bag in the street.
The future of our kids and grandchildren is in danger. We better do something before it's too late. Future generations deserve a healthy future, and they won't be safe unless we change our daily habits.
Stop throwing the trash out of your car window. Stop throwing trash where it doesn't belong!
Learn how to save the planet. Even the slightest positive change will do a great deal. Set an example for others, and help people change themselves.
As Brazilian poet and writer Paulo Coelho once said:
"It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary."
Imagine how you could do something extraordinary for the planet by simply picking up pieces of litter on your travels.