Illegal Dumping and Depression
It is commonly understood that your environment can affect your mood. But did you know depression is linked to illegal dumping? People who live in nice, clean cities are less likely to experience depression than people who live in communities surrounded by trash. People who live near common illegal dumping sites are more likely to experience anxiety and depression. However, did you know that people who reside near illegal dumping areas are also more likely to experience violent anger as well as depression? This is because depression and violence are often closely linked. This means that people who live near illegal dumping grounds are subject to violent danger in addition to depression.
Here are measures to take to stop illegal dumping in your community:
- Educate the community:
- Social Media
- Town Meetings
- Enable the community:
- Volunteer Clean Up Days
- No Cost Trash Drop Off Days
- Equip your staff:
- Healthy budget dedicated to illegal dumping
- Healthy laws to enforce high penalties for illegal dumping
- Illegal Dumping Cameras to fight illegal dumping
Fighting against illegal dumping is essential because it protects people from depression and potential violence. What is your community doing to fight illegal dumping?
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