How does landfill and litter affect our wildlife?
Posted by Mrs Green
January 30, 2009
As I’ve said on previous posts; we all have our reasons for attempting to reduce our rubbish. For us, it was a combination of things with wildlife, conservation and the environment playing a very important role in our decision to attempt a zero waste lifestyle.
I wanted to ask her about litter, the landfill and wildlife, as well as catch up with her particular passion which is composting.
RC Landfill takes up space that could otherwise be a wildlife habitat. It also gives off harmful emissions including methane and produces toxic slime called leachate which harms the environment for all of us.
MZW And what about litter - how can that effect wildlife?
RC Litter can be harmful to wildlife and people. Broken bottles can injure and also small mammals can get stuck inside bottles, cans and other containers.
Animals and birds can get stuck in plastic bags. Wildlife can also eat litter by mistake which can cause death.
Thanks, Mrs. Green, for posting this interview about how we harm our wildlife. My husband and I are working on zero waste in the United States for our home.
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Calabasas, California, United States