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Litter

Index Litter

Litter consists of waste products that have been disposed improperly, without consent, at an inappropriate location. [1]

84 relations: Adopt-a-Highway, Algal bloom, Aluminium recycling, Ancient Greece, Bay, Biodegradation, Biomedical waste, Bird, Cat, Chemical substance, Cigarette filter, Clean Up Australia, Container deposit legislation, Contamination, Dangerous goods, Developing country, Diffusion of responsibility, Disposable product, Dog, Don't Mess with Texas, Dumpster diving, Electric light, Environmental issue, Estuary, Fast food, Fertilizer, Fish, Fluorescent lamp, Geographic information system, Glass recycling, Great Pacific garbage patch, Greek drachma, Herbicide, Household hazardous waste, Human impact on the environment, Illegal dumping, Insecticide, Keep America Beautiful, Keep Australia Beautiful, Keep Britain Tidy, Landfill, Leaching (chemistry), List of environmental issues, Litter in Australia, Litter in New Zealand, Litter in the Netherlands, Litter in the United Kingdom, Litter in the United States, Malaria, Marine debris, ..., McDonald's, Mosquito, Ocean gyre, Orthohantavirus, Paint, Paros, Pathogen, Pesticide, Plastic bottle, Plastic recycling, Pollution, Quality of life, Reach extender, Recycling, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Road debris, Ronald McDonald, Sanitation, Sharps waste, Sludge, Solvent, Stormwater, Stream, Styrofoam, Tire, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Visual pollution, Waste, Water pollution, West Nile virus, Western world, Whale, Wildlife, World Cleanup Day. Expand index (34 more) »

Adopt-a-Highway

The Adopt-a-Highway program, and the very similar Sponsor-a-Highway, are promotional campaigns undertaken by U.S. states, provinces and territories of Canada, in addition to national governments outside North America to encourage volunteers to keep a section of a highway free from litter.

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Algal bloom

An algal bloom is a rapid increase or accumulation in the population of algae in freshwater or marine water systems, and is recognized by the discoloration in the water from their pigments.

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Aluminium recycling

Aluminium recycling is the process by which scrap aluminium can be reused in products after its initial production.

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Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece was a civilization belonging to a period of Greek history from the Greek Dark Ages of the 13th–9th centuries BC to the end of antiquity (AD 600).

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Bay

A bay is a recessed, coastal body of water that directly connects to a larger main body of water, such as an ocean, a lake, or another bay.

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Biodegradation

Biodegradation is the disintegration of materials by bacteria, fungi, or other biological means.

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Biomedical waste

Biomedical waste is any kind of waste containing infectious (or potentially infectious) materials.

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Bird

Birds, also known as Aves, are a group of endothermic vertebrates, characterised by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a strong yet lightweight skeleton.

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Cat

The domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus or Felis catus) is a small, typically furry, carnivorous mammal.

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Chemical substance

A chemical substance, also known as a pure substance, is a form of matter that consists of molecules of the same composition and structure.

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Cigarette filter

A cigarette filter is a component of a cigarette, along with cigarette paper, capsules and adhesives.

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Clean Up Australia

Clean Up Australia Limited is a not-for-profit Australian environmental conservation organisation founded by Australians Ian Kiernan and Kim McKay in 1989.

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Container deposit legislation

Container-deposit legislation (also known as a deposit-refund system, bottle bill, or deposit-return system) is any law that requires the collection of a monetary deposit on beverage containers (refillable or non-refillable) at the point of sale.

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Contamination

Contamination is the presence of an unwanted constituent, contaminant or impurity in a material, physical body, natural environment, workplace, etc.

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Dangerous goods

Dangerous goods or hazardous goods are solids, liquids, or gases that can harm people, other living organisms, property, or the environment.

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Developing country

A developing country (or a low and middle income country (LMIC), less developed country, less economically developed country (LEDC), underdeveloped country) is a country with a less developed industrial base and a low Human Development Index (HDI) relative to other countries.

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Diffusion of responsibility

Diffusion of responsibility is a sociopsychological phenomenon whereby a person is less likely to take responsibility for action or inaction when others are present.

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Disposable product

A disposable (also called disposable product) is a product designed for a single use after which it is recycled or is disposed as solid waste.

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Dog

The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris when considered a subspecies of the gray wolf or Canis familiaris when considered a distinct species) is a member of the genus Canis (canines), which forms part of the wolf-like canids, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore.

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Don't Mess with Texas

Don't Mess with Texas was a slogan used on a campaign to reduce littering on Texas roadways by the Texas Department of Transportation, which supports a web page for the.

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Dumpster diving

Dumpster diving, commonly referred to in the UK and many parts of Europe as totting, skipping, skip diving or skip salvage, is a popular form of modern salvaging of waste in large commercial, residential, industrial and construction containers to find items that have been discarded by their owners, but that may prove useful to the picker.

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Electric light

An electric light is a device that produces visible light from electric current.

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Environmental issue

Environmental issues are harmful effects of human activity on the biophysical environment.

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Estuary

An estuary is a partially enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.

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Fast food

Fast food is a mass-produced food that is typically prepared and served quicker than traditional foods.

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Fertilizer

A fertilizer (American English) or fertiliser (British English; see spelling differences) is any material of natural or synthetic origin (other than liming materials) that is applied to soils or to plant tissues to supply one or more plant nutrients essential to the growth of plants.

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Fish

Fish are gill-bearing aquatic craniate animals that lack limbs with digits.

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Fluorescent lamp

A fluorescent lamp, or fluorescent tube, is a low-pressure mercury-vapor gas-discharge lamp that uses fluorescence to produce visible light.

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Geographic information system

A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographic data.

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Glass recycling

Glass recycling is the processing of waste glass into usable products.

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Great Pacific garbage patch

The Great Pacific garbage patch, also described as the Pacific trash vortex, is a gyre of marine debris particles in the central North Pacific Ocean discovered between 1985 and 1988.

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Greek drachma

Drachma (δραχμή,; pl. drachmae or drachmas) was the currency used in Greece during several periods in its history.

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Herbicide

Herbicides, also commonly known as weedkillers, are chemical substances used to control unwanted plants.

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Household hazardous waste

Household hazardous waste (HHW), sometimes called retail hazardous waste or "home generated special materials', is post-consumer waste which qualifies as hazardous waste when discarded.

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Human impact on the environment

Human impact on the environment or anthropogenic impact on the environment includes changes to biophysical environments and ecosystems, biodiversity, and natural resources caused directly or indirectly by humans, including global warming, environmental degradation (such as ocean acidification), mass extinction and biodiversity loss, ecological crises, and ecological collapse.

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Illegal dumping

Illegal dumping, also called fly dumping or fly tipping, is the dumping of waste illegally instead of using an authorised method such as kerbside collection or using an authorised rubbish dump.

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Insecticide

Insecticides are substances used to kill insects.

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Keep America Beautiful

Keep America Beautiful is a Stamford, CT based non profit organization founded in 1953.

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Keep Australia Beautiful

Keep Australia Beautiful is a not-for-profit Australian environmental conservation organisation.

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Keep Britain Tidy

Keep Britain Tidy is a UK-based independent environmental charity.

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Landfill

A landfill site (also known as a tip, dump, rubbish dump, garbage dump or dumping ground and historically as a midden) is a site for the disposal of waste materials by burial.

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Leaching (chemistry)

Leaching is the process of extracting substances from a solid by dissolving them in a liquid, either naturally or through an industrial process.

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List of environmental issues

This is an alphabetical list of environmental issues, harmful aspects of human activity on the biophysical environment.

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Litter in Australia

Litter in Australia is prevalent in many areas and a significant environmental problem, particularly in the large cities of Sydney and Melbourne.

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Litter in New Zealand

Litter in New Zealand is fairly prevalent in some areas, mainly on the streets.

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Litter in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, the County Board municipalities as well as Rijkswaterstaat play a role in cleaning up litter.

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Litter in the United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom there is a maximum fine of £2,500 for persistent littering.

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Litter in the United States

Litter in the United States is an environmental issue and littering is often a criminal offense, punishable with a fine as set out by statutes in many places.

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Malaria

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease affecting humans and other animals caused by parasitic protozoans (a group of single-celled microorganisms) belonging to the Plasmodium type.

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Marine debris

Marine debris, also known as marine litter, is human-created waste that has deliberately or accidentally been released in a lake, sea, ocean or waterway.

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McDonald's

McDonald's is an American fast food company, founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Mosquito

Mosquitoes are small, midge-like flies that constitute the family Culicidae.

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Ocean gyre

In oceanography, a gyre is any large system of circulating ocean currents, particularly those involved with large wind movements.

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Orthohantavirus

Orthohantaviruses (or hantaviruses) are single-stranded, enveloped, negative-sense RNA viruses in the Hantaviridae family of the order Bunyavirales, which normally infect rodents where they do not cause disease.

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Paint

Paint is any liquid, liquefiable, or mastic composition that, after application to a substrate in a thin layer, converts to a solid film.

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Paros

Paros (Πάρος; Venetian: Paro) is a Greek island in the central Aegean Sea.

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Pathogen

In biology, a pathogen (πάθος pathos "suffering, passion" and -γενής -genēs "producer of") or a '''germ''' in the oldest and broadest sense is anything that can produce disease; the term came into use in the 1880s.

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Pesticide

Pesticides are substances that are meant to control pests, including weeds.

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Plastic bottle

A plastic bottle is a bottle constructed from plastic.

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Plastic recycling

Plastic recycling is the process of recovering scrap or waste plastic and reprocessing the material into useful products.

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Pollution

Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change.

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Quality of life

Quality of life (QOL) is the general well-being of individuals and societies, outlining negative and positive features of life.

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Reach extender

A reach extender, grabber arm, or helping hand is a handheld mechanical tool used to increase the range of a person's reach when grabbing objects.

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Recycling

Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects.

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Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), enacted in 1976, is the principal federal law in the United States governing the disposal of solid waste and hazardous waste.

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Road debris

Road debris, a form of road hazard, is debris on or off a road.

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Ronald McDonald

Ronald McDonald is a clown character used as the primary mascot of the McDonald's fast-food restaurant chain.

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Sanitation

Sanitation refers to public health conditions related to clean drinking water and adequate treatment and disposal of human excreta and sewage.

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Sharps waste

Sharps waste is a form of biomedical waste composed of used "sharps", which includes any device or object used to puncture or lacerate the skin.

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Sludge

Sludge is a semi-solid slurry and can be produced as sewage sludge from wastewater treatment processes or as a settled suspension obtained from conventional drinking water treatment and numerous other industrial processes.

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Solvent

A solvent (from the Latin solvō, "loosen, untie, solve") is a substance that dissolves a solute (a chemically distinct liquid, solid or gas), resulting in a solution.

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Stormwater

Stormwater, also spelled storm water, is water that originates during precipitation events and snow/ice melt.

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Stream

A stream is a body of water with surface water flowing within the bed and banks of a channel.

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Styrofoam

Styrofoam is a trademarked brand of closed-cell extruded polystyrene foam (XPS), commonly called "Blue Board" manufactured as foam continuous building insulation board used in walls, roofs, and foundations as thermal insulation and water barrier.

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Tire

A tire (American English) or tyre (British English; see spelling differences) is a ring-shaped component that surrounds a wheel's rim to transfer a vehicle's load from the axle through the wheel to the ground and to provide traction on the surface traveled over.

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United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency is an independent agency of the United States federal government for environmental protection.

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Visual pollution

Visual pollution is an aesthetic issue and refers to the impacts of pollution that impair one's ability to enjoy a vista or view.

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Waste

Waste (or wastes) are unwanted or unusable materials.

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Water pollution

Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies, usually as a result of human activities.

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West Nile virus

West Nile virus (WNV) is a single-stranded RNA virus that causes West Nile fever.

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Western world

The Western world refers to various nations depending on the context, most often including at least part of Europe and the Americas.

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Whale

Whales are a widely distributed and diverse group of fully aquatic placental marine mammals.

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Wildlife

Wildlife traditionally refers to undomesticated animal species, but has come to include all plants, fungi, and other organisms that grow or live wild in an area without being introduced by humans.

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World Cleanup Day

World Cleanup Day is a global social action program aimed at combating the global solid waste problem, including the problem of marine debris.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litter

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