Litter

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  • litter
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  • Straw, hay or similar material used as bedding by animals.
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  • http://eurovoc.europa.eu/4141
Abstract from DBPedia
    Litter consists of waste products that have been discarded incorrectly, without consent, at an unsuitable location. Litter can also be used as a verb; to litter means to drop and leave objects, often man-made, such as aluminum cans, paper cups, food wrappers, cardboard boxes or plastic bottles on the ground, and leave them there indefinitely or for other people to dispose of as opposed to disposing of them correctly. Large and hazardous items of rubbish such as tires, electrical appliances, electronics, batteries and large industrial containers are sometimes dumped in isolated locations, such as national forests and other public lands. It is a human impact on the environment and remains a serious environmental problem in many countries. Litter can exist in the environment for long periods of time before decomposition and be transported over large distances into the world's oceans. Litter can affect the quality of life. Cigarette butts are the most littered item in the world, with 4.5 trillion discarded each year. Estimates on the required time for cigarette butts to break down vary, ranging from five years to 400 years for complete degradation.

    ポイ捨て(ポイすて)とは、ごみの不適切な処理方法の一つで、対象物が小さい場合の俗称である。不法投棄とも呼ばれる。国内外でもポイ捨ての半数以上を喫煙者によるタバコの吸い殻が占める。 タバコのポイ捨てを行う者らの大多数は喫煙所が付近にあってもすること、対策の中で罰金が最も効果のあることが実証されているため、シンガポールやタイ王国では罰金刑を課している。日本においても道徳的、各種法令に抵触する違法行為(廃棄物処理法、軽犯罪法、道路交通法など)であるが、ポイ捨てそのものを取り締まることを主目的とした法律が無い為、ポイ捨てを行う者らに厳しい刑事罰・前科を与える法の立法が求められている。また、ごみなどの路上投棄が多い地域生活では、ポイ捨てを禁止する条例を定めた自治体がある。。

    (Source: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Litter)