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Litter Litter, Why So Much Litter?
Competition throughout July
15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it
We need your help to raise the awareness of litter in our environment by drawing a picture of the litter you see and its effect on our planet.
During our restrictive lockdown, many noted how little litter was around in our environment. With the relaxation of our lockdown, parts of our societies resumed “Normal” enjoying the good weather and participating in picnics + the re-opening of take-aways with the associated disposables often left behind.
Local councillors and others have been hard at work taking part in adhoc clean ups and using social media to encourage the public to take home their litter.
Cigarette butts, though small, are the most toxic litter. It only needs a few in a pond to kill our aquatic life, or a slightly larger amount stubbed out in a plant to kill the plant. Larger pieces of rubbish becomes junk food to marine life, birds and even cows and sheep. (There are diary farms in the area. For an extra point tell us where one is when you submit your entry) With plastic bits in their bellies, animal die from hunger or become infertile. Degrading plastic attracts toxins as well as releasing toxins. See Plastic Rivers by EarthWatch to find out the top 10 plastic pollutants in our rivers: https://earthwatch.org.uk/get-involved/plastic-rivers
Finally plastic disintegrates into micro-plastic and nano-plastic which we are now breathing, drinking and eating. Can you design a poster to encourage our society, people/everyone to become more responsible for their litter, to take it home with them to be reused or recycled; or to encourage businesses to reduce their packaging. There are three categories:
- 21 and over
- Below 13
This competition will end on the 6th September 2020. Your poster will be displayed on Instagram & Facebook. We will choose our potential winners by using “Likes” as a measure. Winners will be notified 2 weeks later.
Send your posters to: firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
- Your name
- Age range (see above)
- What inspired you to draw the images in your poster?
- What do you like about a litter free environment?
- Of the 10 types of litter identified in the EarthWatch article, which litter do you hate the most?
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