Editor:

Imagine this: you are driving down the road and drinking a soda. You get down to the last sip, and you’ve run out of cup holders, so there is no room to set the white plastic cup. There is ice in the cup so you can’t just throw it on the floor. What do you do?

People need to stop littering. There are way too many people in our communities who would choose to throw this cup out the window. The problem with this is that when so many people litter for so long it becomes completely out of control. Our world is becoming so unhealthy to live in. We are killing our own home.

Most of the time when people choose to litter it is just because they are being lazy. This creates an even bigger problem because there is no way to help these habits. There are plenty of trash cans placed all throughout our towns and rest stops. The only person who can fix these habits is yourself. You can’t force someone not to be lazy. Please stop these bad habits and realize it is hurting our world.

We all need to do better. It is important that we recognize the harm in littering and the impact it has on our planet and in our communities. There is already so much damage that has been done, and we can’t take it back. We do, however, need to make sure it doesn’t get worse or who knows what will happen.

Leah Little

Anamosa

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