It’s obvious that we have a litter problem here in the United States. However, the problem isn’t as bad as it seems, as we look closer to home. Here locally in Placer County we have a very small litter problem in comparison to other counties in our state. Placer County is very lucky to have CIMBL working with them. Not many counties have groups like CIMBL that are actively involved in making their area a nicer place to live. The citizens of Placer County are very active in cleaning up their community. It also helps that our law enforcement has a very strict policy on littering which keeps littering to a bare minimum. The law they wrote and enforce is very clear on what’s acceptable and not acceptable in regards to dumping trash. I think that Placer County is doing their best in addressing our local litter problem.
As for the state level, things aren’t going as smoothly as they are at the local level. California as a whole doesn’t get much participation from the general public. It lacks the drive that is found in the citizens of Placer County. To get the people of California more involved the California State Government should reward those who get involved with a certified program or group who help pick up or prevent the littering of trash. The state government should give a tax break to those who get involved in making California a better place to live. The Governor and his staff also need to raise more funds or allocate more money from their budget to put into the protection of our environment. The extra money can be used to create more state jobs that can enforce our littering law. We need more people to issue tickets to those who are caught littering. This will lower the number of people littering and will also bring in money to fund or programs.
Lastly, there is the question about what the national government is doing to solve our nation’s litter problem. I don’t think that they are utilizing their sources to their fullest potential. There is...