Pollution and litter problems. What's the big deal?
Sewage... swimming in our seas can make you ill Pollution gets into the sea from many sources but it all results in the same thing – swimming in our seas can make you ill. Raw, untreated sewage gets washed into the sea through combined sewer overflows (CSO’s) which discharge storm water, supposedly only in heavy rain. However, MCS is aware that many CSO’s spill more frequently and pollute our seas. Raw sewage is full of bacteria and viruses. Sewage pollution is not the only problem. Beach litter... at the highest level since records began Litter is swamping our oceans and is washing up on beaches. Turtles mistake plastic bags for jellyfish and the bags block their stomachs, often leading to death from starvation. Plastic litter on beaches has increased 140% since 1994. Object moved. Updated: March 2014 States spend millions of dollars each year to clean up littered roadways, parks, and coastal areas.
In addition to the direct cost of litter removal, litter also harms the environment, property values and other economic activity. The most common types of litter are food packaging, bottles, cans, plastic bags, paper and tobacco products. States can discourage littering through a variety of methods, one of which is to create and enforce criminal penalties that punish unwanted behavior. Biogradable mean. Does littering cause polluton.
What You Can Do To Prevent Litter - Litter Prevention - Keep Tennessee Beautiful. Changing a common behavior, like littering, starts with you.
Each person must accept responsibility for their actions and influence the actions of others around them at home, at school, in your place of business, and in the community at large. Start with these actions: Choose not to litter. Make the commitment now to join with thousands of other Americans to not be a litter-bug. Educate friends and family on the litter laws in Tennessee. Find out more ways you—and others—can help prevent litter in your community. Every Individual. Chew on This: The History of Gum - Hungry History. You might guess it’s a custom dreamed up by a modern-day, real-life Willy Wonka, but people have been chewing gum, in various forms, since ancient times.
There’s evidence that some northern Europeans were chewing birch bark tar 9,000 years ago, possibly for enjoyment as well as such medicinal purposes as relieving toothaches. The ancient Maya chewed a substance called chicle, derived from the sapodilla tree, as a way to quench thirst or fight hunger, according to “Chicle: The Chewing Gum of the Americas” by Jennifer P. Mathews. The Aztecs also used chicle and even had rules about its social acceptability.
Only kids and single women were allowed to chew it in public, notes Mathews. In North America, the Indians chewed spruce tree resin, a practice that continued with the European settlers who followed. The next key development came when an inventor in New York, Thomas Adams, got his hands on some chicle through exiled Mexican president Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. The History of Hair Ties. Hair Care; Hair Color; Hairstyles; Skin.
Anti-Aging; ... And you thought hippies invented tie-dyeing! Information on Different Types of Fabric Painting Brushes. The History and Development of Hoverboards. A hoverboard is a levitating board that one can use for personal transportation.
The history of its development is pinned to the films Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future Part III. Hoverboards resemble a skateboard without wheels. In the early 1990s, there were a lot of rumors, fuelled by the director, Robert Zemeckis, that some companies were hoping to leverage the commercial success of the movies by manufacturing the hoverboards. Some managed to produce and marketed hovercraft vehicles as hoverboards. However, these products have never replicated the experience depicted in the movies.
The First Successful Hover So far, the Guinness World Records has recognized the term “hoverboard” to be included autonomously powered personal levitators. Real world Many companies have so far invested in conducting research with aim of utilizing the hoverboard technology and bringing it to reality. 1950s Early 2000s. A Brief History of the Straw. Q: What do you get when you combine a pencil, a mint julep, and a man dissatisfied with the status quo?
A: The modern-day drinking straw. Who Invented the Pen? History of Ball Point Pen Invention. Nail Polish History - Who invented Nail Polish. Even though examples of nail polish can be found in many ancient civilizations, it was the modern times when these cosmetic products reached its popularity.
Empowered by the incredible advances of the industrial revolution and new abilities of modern chemist, nail polish emerged as one socially acceptable cosmetic product that was accepted by female population in the western hemisphere. Nail care was always important part of high fashion in modern times, but it was in late 17th century when first portraits with shiny nails started appearing. From that point on, nail care and accompanying cosmetic products started trickling down to the general population, becoming widely accepted during the Victorian age. However, before we return to Victorian England and the time when nail polish became widespread in the western hemisphere, we must touch upon its origins in ancient civilizations.