HELP STOP POLLUTION AND CLEAN UP THE ENVIRONMENT

TYPES OF POLLUTION

 VISUAL paper, Styrofoam and plastic bags, cups and containers, tin and steel products, glass bottles, shopping carts furniture, newspapers, car parts, etc.

 Litter Longevity:


Item


Outdoor life span

Cotton rags & paper

Four weeks

Wooden stakes

Four years

Wax paper cup

Fives years

Cigarette filters

15 years

Styrofoam cup

10 to 20 years

Plastic containers

50 to 70 years

Tin or steel cans

100 years

Glass containers

Forever

Rubber products

Forever

SOURCE: Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

 Chemical a variety of chemicals and decaying metal objects

 Biological human and animal waste products; decayed matter

 Siltation sand and soil run-off into waterways can build up in river bottoms and kill plant and aquatic life

 Thermal low water levels and high temperatures raise water temperatures into the 80s which can kill aquatic life.

Visual

Information provided by:

Naugatuck River Watershed Association Box 122 Middlebury, CT 06762