What is litter?

  • (noun): Material used to provide a bed for animals.
    Synonyms: bedding material, bedding
    See also — Additional definitions below

Litter

Litter consists of waste products that have been disposed of improperly, without consent, in an inappropriate location. Litter can also be used as a verb. To litter means to throw (often man-made) objects onto the ground and leave them as opposed to disposing of them properly. While most litter is associated with containers, wrappers and paper product; dumped items may include furniture, appliances (white goods), old electronics (e-waste), abandoned vehicles or construction materials. These categories of waste often contain hazardous materials. The distinction between littering and illegal dumping is sometimes defined by volume or the location of the disposed of waste. Illegally dumped items containing hazardous waste can harm the environment and have a potentially negative impact on human health.

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Some articles on litter:

Litter In New Zealand
... Litter in New Zealand is fairly prevalent in some areas, mainly on the streets ... This became evident in the Litter Act which was adopted in 1979 it established the Keep New Zealand Beautiful organisation ...
Littering Behavior
... Litter consists of waste products that have been disposed improperly, without consent, in an inappropriate location ... Litter can also be used as a verb ... To litter means to throw (often man-made) objects onto the ground and leave them as opposed to disposing of them properly ...
Litter - Anti-litter Campaigns
... United States there are a number of organisations running anti-litter campaigns ... Anti-litter organisations include Keep Australia Beautiful founded in 1963 that created the popular “Do the Right Thing” campaign and its Tidy Towns competition ...
Littering Behavior - Solutions - Litter Bins
... authorities to be used as a convenient place for the disposal and collection of litter ... then overfilling of bins occurs and can increase litter indirectly ... will only take responsibility for rubbish that is placed in the bins, which means that litter remains a problem ...
Shiba Inu Puppy Cam - Fourth Litter
... The fourth litter of puppies was born on May 21, 2012, to Ayumi (who was retained from the "A-Team" litter) ... They are referred to as the "D-team" of puppies to mark the 4th litter ...

More definitions of "litter":

  • (verb): Give birth to a litter of animals.
  • (noun): Conveyance consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles by bearers.
  • (verb): Make a place messy by strewing garbage around.
  • (noun): The offspring at one birth of a multiparous mammal.
  • (verb): Strew.
    Example: "Cigar butts littered the ground"
  • (noun): Rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in public places).

Famous quotes containing the word litter:

    Sunday morning may be cheery enough, with its extra cup of coffee and litter of Sunday newspapers, but there is always hanging over it the ominous threat of 3 P.M., when the sun gets around to the back windows and life stops dead in its tracks.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)