When we see garbage being piled up on corners of streets, or when we see litter being thrown here and there, we cannot help but get irritated by the sight of it. We think about how unpleasant it looks, and how it is coming in our way by simply being there. This is of course not such a simple matter, as we do observe but we hardly take action to prevent it. There are many things we can do to keep the streets cleaner. It takes one to start a change to happen since it will highly motivate others, and even make them guilty if they are going to litter a well cleaned street.
Some may regularly clean the streets every morning and evening, but their hard work goes down the drain when people basically trample on their efforts by littering. There are various ways to encourage cleaning and additionally there are easier ways to get rid of them without using too much energy. One example of this would be the use of street sweeping machinery. They can be easily used by anyone to clean off the areas without having to spend too much time and energy. In today’s world where everyone is obsessed with high-tech equipments, this can be a great way to motivate them.
In other cases, you can start off by posting up signs that says to stop littering. People may often ignore these signs and still carry on because there are no real restrictions. In such cases, you can try and start restrictions as having to pay a fee if they are seen littering. Of course, this cannot be done just by yourself, but you will need to start up a small community and even present the idea to the government. While doing this, you can even inform them of any difficulties that you may be facing due to environmental pollution. You can also hire a heavy haulage to get rid of piled up litter in your community.
Another thing you can do is to spread the awareness to everyone in the area. If you have set up a community, then you can come in contact with a few teachers and plan a small event where you could convey these ideas to the children. You can even set a date, along with the permission of teachers and parents, to take the children one day to pick litter. However, you will need to ensure their safety if you are going to engage with such an activity. While the children are learning practically, the difficulty of maintaining the cleanliness, they will even learn to empathize with the people who actually do all the cleaning. Furthermore, it can help them understand the benefits of cleaning the environment more efficiently.