No matter how it goes, thrash is trash. The spread of disease always comes from the same places like human contact, the air, and items around our environment. Using that fact, preventing the spread of bacteria is our number one priority as students looking after one another. To an extent, we can help each other by picking up after ourselves.
One day, I walked into a classroom and I saw a cup on the table. The cup had a straw with some kind of drink in it. I had to grab the cup, walk to the trash can, and throw it in the trash can. I felt a little frustrated because I had to clean up after someone else.
We can help clean up after ourselves, but it’s annoying. The main reason why people get infected with filth is by contact touch by our own exposure to the surfaces of the world. If everyone had the same mindset, we can all contribute to one cause and eliminate the potential risks that leaving litter can hurt a person you love.
When you walk into a classroom, how do you expect it to look? I can guess you want a nice spacious, clean and safe classroom. You want this because it’s a more suitable learning environment. If the class is already clean, we have no problem in our way of learning. However, if we pick up trash before class, it is taking time from our own education.
Christopher Villareal says, “it’s like moving into a new house and finding out that the previous owners left trash. Now, it becomes your problem.” I’m sure everyone maintains their house clean. Being clean at school is a reflection of being clean at home.
When people leave trash around, this “shows how people live at home,” says Edwin Murcia, a proud Manual Arts Toiler. He agrees that trash can become a bigger problem in our society.
For example, trash can end as pollution in our water. Water pollution is one of the biggest hazards in our society, causing the water to be unusable.This includes the water that we drink from the water fountains and even our local water ponds and beaches.
Felisa Oxlaj doesn’t drink the water from the water fountains because she believes it is not drinkable.
“I always see juice boxes, bags of chips, and soda cans around the water fountains,” says Felisa Oxlaj, a senior at Manual Arts, “I even see used lined paper. It’s probably someone’s homework!”
Overall, there is no benefit of leaving trash in our living spaces. The end results affects us all. Let’s keep our school clean! Say no to trash, bruh!