#14: The Earth Is Not a Trash Can
There’s a reason that people get fined for littering — it’s illegal. You know what else it is? It’s nasty. How hard is it to throw away your can, bottle, or wrapper? Because we have to say it out loud time and again, it must be harder than some of us can imagine.
Finding it acceptable to throw your trash out the car window or to leave it on the beach puts you fairly low on the evolutionary ladder. It takes zero effort to find a waste bin or a recycling bin. When you keep this rule in mind, you are doing your part to better the world and our society.