GunWrath, you "totally skipped" my post, yet addressed nearly every point. The one argument you do have for littering is this:
I'll be long dead before this Earth is ruined due to human pollution and pollution in itself, fact. Far more harmful and dangerous things out there that I have to deal with on a daily basis than a plastic McDonald's cup lid rolling down the side of the road.
This is one of the most talked about issues in environmental science classes, actually. People seem to believe that they can just outlive the problem, but that's not necessarily the case. It's this mindset that's just making a bad problem worse, unfortunately.
Oh, and when you copy and paste and have that unwanted dark background behind the text, just highlight all of it and then hit that Eraser icon in the reply box, it'll remove all that. The More You Know!
I really have no idea what you're talking about here...?
AceKingston: Thing is, a lot of materials we believe to be biodegradable aren't. A lot of non-plastics aren't, as well, and I'm just mentioning this because I see a lot of members mentioning that throwing napkins and products such as that out is no big deal. You'd think napkins are biodegradable, but oftentimes they're coated with a slew of chemicals which really slows down this process and does its harmful work before it does break down. Then, those chemicals seep into the ground and into water supplies, which kill organisms and even contaminate the water we drink if we're close enough to where it occurs. Might sound dramatic, but it occurs.
Everyone else: You all think I'm more driven about this than I actually am. I'm just defending my opinion and giving you guys some facts. I'm not going to go rally for littering or anything like that. Maybe I would if I had the time, but still. I'm just continuing on with a decent discussion, and apparently that makes me the anti-litter queen or something. And please, hold off on the rape comments. That's just offensive.