Why not litter?
Appearances are one of litter’s most obvious impacts. Have you ever visited a beautiful area you once loved, only to find the appearance spoiled by food packaging, cigarette butts, and dirty diapers? It’s unsightly, it stinks, and it can ruin Jordan’s beautiful areas.
Human Health and Safety
Food, packaging, and other waste, when left to rot, can form a breeding ground for bacteria. Touch it, and you could get sick. It can also attract pests such as rodents and insects. In addition, some sharp materials like broken glass or metal can injure people who step on them.
Impact on Wildlife
Litter hurts animals –both on land, and in the sea. Animals can become poisoned when they eat it. Or they can die when they become entangled in plastic packaging By 2050, it is estimated that there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Do your part –dispose of your waste properly!
Improperly managed waste can leach chemicals, which travel through the soil and contaminate the groundwater. As one of the most water-scarce countries in the world, Jordan cannot afford to spoil this precious resource!