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2 How Litter Affects My Community

3 Litter Makes the Neighborhood UGLY!

4 Litter Can Cause Unwanted Pests

5 What is litter, and why is it a problem? Litter is trash of any type thrown where it doesnt belong. Litter is chewing gum wrappers, cigarette butts tossed on the ground or a broken washing machine pushed down a rural hillside. Litter is trash of any type thrown where it doesnt belong. Litter is chewing gum wrappers, cigarette butts tossed on the ground or a broken washing machine pushed down a rural hillside. Littered roadways, properties and illegal dumps cost millions of dollars each year in cleanup costs. Littering and illegal dumping also scar communities and make people sad. No one wants to live surrounded by litter. Littered roadways, properties and illegal dumps cost millions of dollars each year in cleanup costs. Littering and illegal dumping also scar communities and make people sad. No one wants to live surrounded by litter.

6 You Can Help Please help prevent litter: Please help prevent litter: Always dispose of your trash in a proper receptacle. Always dispose of your trash in a proper receptacle. If you have children, teach them to do the same. If you have children, teach them to do the same. Carry a litter bag in your vehicle and use it! Carry a litter bag in your vehicle and use it! Never throw anything from your vehicle windows. Never throw anything from your vehicle windows. Always clean up your site after a picnic or other activity. Always clean up your site after a picnic or other activity. Cover trash receptacle tightly. Cover trash receptacle tightly. Secure your load if you carry trash or loose materials in a truck. Secure your load if you carry trash or loose materials in a truck.

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8 RECYCLE! What is recycling? What is recycling? Recycling means taking materials from products you have finished using and making brand new products with them. For example, most of the aluminum cans in the United States are made with recycled aluminum. So if you drink juice or soda from a can, recycle that can instead of throwing it in the trash. That can will stay in the Recycling Loop and out of the landfill. Recycling means taking materials from products you have finished using and making brand new products with them. For example, most of the aluminum cans in the United States are made with recycled aluminum. So if you drink juice or soda from a can, recycle that can instead of throwing it in the trash. That can will stay in the Recycling Loop and out of the landfill.

9 Recycling Fun Sun Prints Materials needed: Construction Paper Leaves An area of direct sunlight Small Rocks Instructions: 1. Place your construction paper in a sunny spot. 2. Arrange your leaves on the paper and weigh them down with the small rocks. 3. Just let the sun do its job for approximately two hours. 4. After the two hours, remove the leaves and look at the silhouette left behind on the paper. 5. If you find an arrangement you especially like, you could frame it and either hang it in your room or give it as a gift. Can you think of any other things that would leave behind a silhouette? Give them a try.

10 Keep Etowah Beautiful Keep Etowah Beautiful Lisa Dover, Director Lisa Dover, Director

11 Interview Interview 1.First tell me your name and what you do? 1.First tell me your name and what you do? 2.How did the Message In a Bottle Symposium begin? 2.How did the Message In a Bottle Symposium begin? 3. Who all participates? 3. Who all participates? 4.How long has it been in existence? 4.How long has it been in existence? 5.What can we,as citizens, do to keep our city clean? 5.What can we,as citizens, do to keep our city clean? Do you think that more people are alert about the awareness of Litter? Do you think that more people are alert about the awareness of Litter? 6.In the future do you think that the Keep Etowah Beautiful organization will grow in the society? 6.In the future do you think that the Keep Etowah Beautiful organization will grow in the society?


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