With the increasing awareness of global warming in the world and having considered garbage to be one of the causes, certain institutions have spearheaded communities, schools, private and public places in convincing members of the society to take part in the responsible management of trash. The use of litter picker tools such as mechanical grabbing arms made the job of picking up litter less straining to the back of adults and more enjoyable to kids.
Mechanical grabbing arms or technologically advanced litter picker tools are devices that have metal or plastic handles replacing the traditional sticks that are at least 35 inches long with claws at the bottom that take the role of our hands in picking up litter. They may also have some reflective parts on the device to make its user visible even at night as is the case with litter pickers in stadiums or national parks assigned to do their jobs at night.
Though these devices are largely purchased by governments, sports stadiums, golf courses and the likes, a cautious citizen like you who want to take part in picking up trash in your community as a pastime and responsible endeavor is not restricted from buying these devices. Today, schools are also educated on these actions, so your child might be interested to do the same. There are child-friendly versions of these tools, so you can make this activity a bonding time with your child while teaching him to be environmentally concerned.
When going about this activity, remember to wash your hands after litter licking even when your hands did not have direct contact with the trash. When you have encountered some problems in your community related to trash that need immediate action, inform your homeowners’ association or the chief department assigned with waste management in your town right away.