One of the greater causes of concern when it comes to our environment is the strong littering of our streets all over the world. No matter where you are or where you're going, you will see plenty of litter thrown on or next to the pavements. This is why the government in several countries has started using our tax money to add outdoor garbage cans on every street, sometimes even one bin per building, so we no longer have the urge to simply throw the waste and garbage in the streets. We can now throw it directly in the outdoor trash cans that are around no matter where we look.
Unlike inside the home where the handy kitchen trash can is used to throw our food remnants or other litter, outside is not so easy. And this is a major problem because the food waste and the garbage that is thrown on the floor gets many times wet due to heavy rains. This in turn attracts all sorts of nasty and dirty animals, including flies which breed many different harmful bacteria to humans. On the other hand, if the garbage is dry, it can burn very easily and create some dangerous fires, particularly when people also throw away cigarette butts that are still burning. No matter how you look at it, you need outdoor trash cans to collect your trash and litter.
And even if you ignore all these, just think about a city with clean pavements and streets, and one which is littered all over the place. Which looks better in your eyes? Using outdoor trash cans also makes possible for your town or city to be a place of attraction, a place that people speak nicely and positively about. Don't you want to be proud of your place, to give a positive image to everyone who is passing through the town, to the tourists who will go home with a particular opinion of your locality?
Another reason why we need the outdoor garbage cans is because of the saying 'litter attracts litter'. This is so true and it is based on human nature. When you see trash thrown away in a place, and you have litter in your hands, what do you do? Exactly. You throw your trash on the already existing pile of garbage, thinking that the place is already littered and feeling less guilty about it. Like I said, human nature.
We need to unlearn some bad traits and learn good and healthy behavior that will help our environment by using the outdoor trash cans. These are simply the best way for us to throw away our garbage when we are outside.