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Hey, I’m a BSGE student currently residing in NYC. My group members and I are concerned about the cleanliness of NYC and we want people to be just to mother nature for what it gave us. Growing up in NYC, I personally want NYC to be known as the best city in the world for its sanitation, as it is known for its very tall skyscrapers and as the city that never sleeps. We came together as a group to ensure that our city thrives well and provides the people living in it a healthy environment!

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Clean up after your Dogs!

Have you ever stepped on dog feces accidentally? Wasn’t it a horrible experience! We need to be more aware of our pets in public, especially dogs. Dog feces make the streets of NYC unsanitary, dirty, and smelly. Sometimes people might not see it and they might accidentally step on it, causing their shoes to get dirty and causing them to smell bad. In many places of the city the Pooper Scooper law is enforced and people who don’t clean up after their dogs in public areas (streets, yards, sidewalks, and etc) are given a ticket by a City Agent. We must look after our dogs because its our responsibility, therefore, next time your dog is responsible for defecating in public areas YOU must clean it!

read more at:https://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/service/1535/dog-or-animal-waste-complaint

#keepnycclean

Cigarette Butts

According to statistics, cigarette butts are the most littered items in the world, and they aren’t biodegradable. Cigarette butts containing plastic filters are made of “cellulose acetate — a type of plastic that can take up to a decade to decompose”. Cigarette filters are poisoning our environment significantly. In fact, “About 6 trillion cigarettes are manufactured a year and over 90% of them contain plastic filters. That’s more than one million tonnes of plastic “. A recent study placed fish in water in which cigarette butts had been soaked and removed. After four days, half the fish had died. This illustrates that cigarette butts “seep in into the aquatic environment and are toxic and deadly to living creatures”. In addition to this, “tobacco smoke contains about 250 harmful chemicals” and “at least 69 of these chemicals are known to cause cancer”.

To read more, click on the following link:

https://www.abc15.com/news/national/cigarette-butts-are-the-most-littered-item-in-the-world-and-the-filters-arent-biodegradable

And remember to keep nyc clean!! #nolittering

Plastic Cups

Plastic cups, along with all plastic, are terrible for the environment, because plastic takes thousands of years to decompose. Plastic cups in the ocean have dire consequences upon marine life, as animals often see plastic cups and attempt to eat them, choking to death, or otherwise getting trapped in them, leaving them exposed to predators. Plastic cups are very widely used, and many stores that give them out are harming the environment, as well as the companies that produce them. By limiting your use of plastic cups, there will be less necessity to make more to replace the ones you used, and if everyone contributes, eventually there will be very few plastic cups used. Thank you!

Why is litter bad for the environment?

Litter is very dirty, and it has many germs. Germs make people sick and spread sicknesses, thus, litter can make people ill and can spread illnesses. Also, the litter on the streets can go into storm drains during bad weather and it can go into the ocean. The litter in the ocean/sea will make the water unsanitary, therefore, we can’t drink it and the litter can also harm animals. Littering also wastes our resources, the plastic bottles and cans on the sidewalks could be used for better things and can be recycled into new products. Therefore, do not litter, keep NYC clean, and #feedthecanman!

read more at: https://www.flagstaff.az.gov/DocumentCenter/View/6817/What-is-Litter?bidId=

Progress With Blog

Our blog has been receiving more likes and followers than before, but still require a lot more support. Please chime in and follow/like our blog. Recently, we have started working on individual projects, devoted to a specific aspect of littering. I am working on marine life litter, which can also be seen from my previous post (meme) regarding this issue. Please be aware how your actions affect our Earth and the numerous other species living on it. Keep supporting and stay tuned! #nolittering

Littering at the Park

A few days ago, I was at an NYC park. There were many people there, but I was horrified to discover that there was litter everywhere. I had found plastic bags in trees, plastic bottles on the ground, and there were food wrappers everywhere. This is unacceptable. For littering to stop, everyone has to do their part and control their own bad littering habits. Parks, which are supposed to be areas where nature can flourish even in the middle of cities, are just about the worst places to litter. Please, when you go to parks to enjoy the warm weather or even just when you are walking outside, pay attention to your littering habits. You might be surprised to realize that they have been worse than you thought. However, acknowledging the problem is the first step to fixing it. Stop littering to keep NYC clean. The solution starts with you.

Marine Life Litter


“Around the world, an estimated one million birds and 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles die each year when they become trapped in plastic or eat it, perhaps mistaking it for a tasty treat”

“It is estimated that there are 13,000 pieces of plastic litter per square kilometre of the world’s oceans. And perhaps the most worrying fact of all is that in the longer term, these plastics can break down into tiny particles which are eaten by smaller species and passed up the food chain”
Keep beaches and oceans litter-free to help preserve our diverse marine life. Numerous marine life species are now endangered due to marine litter. Save the marine life and keep the Earth clean. Join our campaign! #nolittering
To read more, click on the following link:


http://www.wdcs.org/wdcskids/en/story_details.php?select=879

Subway Littering

NYC’s subway system is notorious for littering, and it is extremely likely to find litter wherever you go in that system in the form of abandoned wrappers, metro cards, plastic bags, and more. However, all this litter is extremely dangerous, not only for the environment, but for you. Littering is the direct cause of a great amount of subway fires and accidents that put all commuters in danger, and the solution is simple. Though NYC is attempting to reduce the amount of litter in the city’s subway system, the most significant way to prevent more litter is for everyone to participate. If all NYC commuters make an effort to reduce their littering, a small change can make a big impact. Please don’t litter in NYC’s subway system so that the environment can stay healthier and you can stay safer. Thank you!

Litter on Beaches

Beaches are supposed to be clean and beautiful places, however, humans are causing it to become a landfill. There is a lot of litter on beaches, from gum wrappers to plastic bottles. All the litter goes to the sea and affects the marine animals. It is harmful to the animals and can cause them to die. It also causes plastic pollution and harms the environment. It can also hurt people on beaches, for example, pieces of glass might be in the sand and people might accidentally step on them, hence, harming themselves. The number of injuries have also increased due to litter. The little pieces of litter can lead to bigger and deadlier problems.

read more at: https://www.ospar.org/work-areas/eiha/marine-litter/beach-litter

#feedthecanman

#dontlitter

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We need more followers for our blog because we need more awareness and we need to inform everyone about sanitation in NYC. Together we must work together to keep NYC clean and to have a cleaner society and cleaner environment. Therefore follow us and share this blog with everyone you know. Spread our content all over your social medias (credit us). We need to keep NYC clean before it gets too late, once its too dirty to clean there is nothing we can do. So follow our blog and be a part of the keepnycclean committee, we need you.

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