How do people hurt the environment everyday

Making a change column entry #1

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  How do people hurt the environment everyday

Janaya W, Social media manager

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The environment is being hurt by us people every day. Some people might not know it but it’s true. It could just be the little things we do in life every day. From throwing trash out the window to pouring your none wanted  drinks into the plants and grass. 75% of people have admitted to littering in the past 5 years. 50% percent of those items are cigarette butts. And nine billion tons of trash are dumped into the ocean each year. But it’s not just kids and parents but its work companies to. Did you know that some companies burn trash?I know your thinking why does that matter. But the truth is that burning trash can hurt the environment and especially us. Burning trash can cause long-term health problems. The toxic chemicals released during the burning trash process include nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, volatile organic chemicals and polycyclic organic matter. Burning plastic and treated wood also releases heavy metals and toxic chemicals, such as dioxin. See everybody hurts the environment somehow in some way. But that doesn’t mean you can’t change your ways.

Check out column number 2 to learn how to help. And remember everyone can make a change.