Below are some of the methods of pollution that AmericanPollution.com posts along with some solutions to each form of pollution. If you see any of the following methods of pollution, take a picture and submit it to the site to be featured (You can get a shout out or choose to be as anonymous as you want).


 

 
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Plastic Litter

Plastic cups take 50-80 years to decompose.

 

Reduction solution: Throw it away in the garbage.

 
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Cigarette Litter

 

Cigarette's are one of the most littered items on the planet.

Reduction solution: Throw them in the garbage rather than throwing them on the ground.

 
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Other Litter

Reduction Solution: Throw it in the garbage.

 
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Recyclables thrown in Trash

 

Reduction Solution: Make sure to recycle your recyclables.

 
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Second Hand Smoke 

 

Reduction solution: Don't smoke in no smoking areas & make sure you're not close to someone when smoking.

 
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Car idling

 

Reduction solution: Use public transportation & make sure you turn your vehicle off if you're not moving within 10 minutes.

 
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Consuming Gas

 

Reduction solution: Use public transportation or an electric vehicle. 

 
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Drinking From Plastic Water bottles

 

Reduction solution: Use a re-useable water bottle.

 
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Gas Lawn Mowers/Leaf Blower

 

Reduction solution: Use an electric powered lawn mower/leaf blower.

 
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Leaving Lights On

 

Reduction solution: Make sure to turn lights off when they're not necessary. 

 
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Polluting Water

 

Reduction solution: Be mindful of what you're flushing down your toilet.

 
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Other

 

Reduction solution: Custom

 

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Submitting Content

To contribute content, simply take a photo of one of the acts of pollution listed above, post it on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter (preferably with the location on and the hashtag #AmericanPollution included), then upload a photo/screenshot to the site, insert a public link to the photo/post, or email the photo to submit@AmericanPollution.com. If you would like a shout out or branded/sponsored message with your post, be sure to insert your message on the submission page and/or include your Instagram or Twitter Username. If you would like to remain anonymous you may do so.