This week, Shay and Abbie spoke in assembly about littering. They told the school

  •  Researchers estimate that over one million animals die each year after becoming
    trapped in, or eating litter.
  • The most common killer of animals is plastic litter, notably impacting marine
    animals. Each year more than 100,000 dolphins, fish, whales, and turtles drown after
    becoming entangled or eating plastic.
  • Litter can become a breeding ground for bacteria and can spread disease through
    direct or indirect contact with humans. It can also attract creatures such as rats.
  • As well as this, litter on the ground makes our local area look horrible. We should all
    have pride in where we live and it is part of our responsibility to look after our
    community and not litter.

We hope that this message will make everyone think a little bit more carefully about what
they do with their litter. If we all work together, we can make the world a better place!