Lingering trash and litter are visible public health and social problems caused by the behavior of people around the world. Thankfully, this behavior has shifted since the 1960’s when it was not a social taboo to litter to now where it not only crosses the social norm line but it is also considered an unethical act. Littering is done when people feel no responsibility to the environment and they do not respect the public places they frequent. Education and information can help support the change; creating convenient and plentiful trash receptacles can also help. Both people and place play a role. Below are some links that can help you understand the facts about litter and its impact.