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Illegal Dumping

Dr. Nathan B. English discusses illegal dumping and its impact on the environment.

Illegal dumping covers a range of activities from cigarette butts to large-scale industrial dumping and leads to a host of issues. In addition to the visual pollution it causes, illegal dumping has a huge impact on the environment.

Watch Dr. Nathan B. English discuss some examples of illegal dumping and the consequences it causes for animals and our food and water supplies.

Now it’s your turn:

Illegal dumping often occurs because it is cheaper than properly disposing of waste. What could policymakers do to make illegal dumping a less attractive option? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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