Picking Up A Zillion Pieces Of Litter


A project that is all about pollution and my personal efforts to help remove a big chunk of it from the environment.

My aim for this project is to pick up a zillion pieces of litter. (A "zillion" simply means "an extremely large number", but to be a bit more specific I intend to remove TONS and TONS of litter from the environment, and whenever I have an interesting picture or insight from my efforts I will share it here.

People are more likely to litter if they are in an environment that is already polluted, and they are less likely to litter if they are in an environment that is clean. So even if nobody in the world sees any of the pictures that I will be sharing here I believe that I will still be inspiring people not to litter by simply making the conscious effort to leave everywhere I go a little bit cleaner because I was there.

Please join me and help make the world a less toxic and more beautiful place for all of us!

Please try to avoid using disposable plastic silverware. There are 1,000 of them in this picture, and for the record there are...

646 Spoons
304 Fork
29 Knives
18 Sporks

Based on these numbers it seems that most people wouldn't need to start carrying a knife with them everywhere they go if they are wanting to avoid using plastic silverware, and for a lot of people just keeping a metal spoon and fork in their locker at work might be all they would have to do to no longer need to use plastic ones.

Plastic silverware might not seem like a big deal, but if you eat 3 meals a day and you use a piece of disposable plastic silverware at each meal you will end up throwing away over 1,000 pieces of plastic silverware in a year. (And even if you only use 1 piece of plastic silverware a day but you get it from one of those little plastic bags that contains a plastic spoon, a plastic fork, and a plastic knife, and then afterwards you throw the whole thing away you will still be throwing away over 1,000 pieces of plastic silverware each year.)

And besides, plastic silverware is flimsy and can easily break, while metal silverware is so durable and hard to break that the only time I've ever seen it happen is in those old videos where people who claim to have psychic powers are pretending to bend spoons with their minds. (And even if you believe in the supernatural, don't you think that even the devil himself would have to agree that a single metal pitchfork wouldn't be anywhere near as sinister of a weapon as a ton of plastic ones which will each slowly break down into a zillion tiny pieces of toxic terror?)

"If The Devil Is Real, He Uses Disposable Plastic Pitchforks!"