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why do people continue to pollute even if they know it is harmful for the environment

people still liter and pollute the world even if it is wrong for the environment

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Some people just want to watch the world burn...

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They think what they do will not make a big difference and they're too lazy to stop polluting the earth. I also think that factories and stuff like that don't have a choice other than to pollute the environment. There is not really a way of completely stop pollution, although there is some stuff we can do.

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agreed also the fines factory's pay for pollution is less than the profit they will make by continuing . i know if one in long beach ca gets fined 10,000 a day but make 100,000 a day so they have continued for 20 years still.
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because they do not care . it amazes me that many people who do litter have cut their feet on broken glass yet throw glass out the window still.

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Most people just don't care, and that's sad.

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Sadly, many people just don't care.
Some can't be bothered with recycling, it's a waste of their time, or they don't think it's going to make any difference what they throw away & where they throw it. Separating recyclable items is just too much trouble for some people... or whatever their "excuse du jour" is.
If everyone cared, if everyone recycled & nobody littered...it sure would make a difference.

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They do not care!

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Pure laziness! It drives me nuts when I see some idiot flicking a cigarette butt out the window of their car! GGGRRRRrrrrr!!!

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Mornin', Tony!
I throw my trash into the back seat, my cars are like rolling dumpsters, haha... but at least it's not all over the side of the road... 8)
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Just hang a plastic bag on the gear shift ;-)
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Yeah, I need somethin like a 50 gallon, heavy-duty bag... won't be able to shift! :D
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It could be that they see the world as huge and that their litter really won't be harmful to the planet. If everyone practiced "leave things a little better than you found them", this world would be a better place for us all...

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Sometimes some people benefit from the destruction of our planet-people who invest or own oil wells, or construction companies, manufacturers,fund pipelines, or are just plain greedy. Many fear environmental regulations because they'll lose money in some way. Some politicians are quite fond of their money, and refuse to look at the evidence-which there is now so much of, that only morons wouldn't believe it.And others, they just don't care, they think "I won't be here, and I really don't care what kind of world I"m leaving, let the next generation deal with it".

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Some people don't know harmful it is. Some are lazy and just don't care. And sometimes it's just too much work.

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I once saw this kid wasting paper and told him to stop because he was killing trees. He just said that he hated trees. When I asked him why and that he needed trees to live, he just didn't care. Some people pollute because of a power issue. As the other guy joked (though it's more than true) "Some people want to see the world burn"

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It's impossible not to pollute at all in industrial or even preindustrial society. Even burning wood is polluting. But people have a knack for blaming others when they could be doing more. How many who answered this thread drive a car? Own a refrigerator? Use plastic bags or single serving plastic containers? Furthermore, industries are juggernauts, established and with the inertia of power and capitol. Getting the automotive and energy industries to go green would take astronomical work and money, neither of which they can afford while they continue to provide their current services. But rest assured, the only constant is change!

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Why do we lie even though it's wrong? Because we're not perfect. I'm not one of those environment extremists, and I don't think anyone on here is. I pollute. You pollute, They pollute. We all pollute. You know when you use the bathroom and flush the toilet, you're polluting, too, right? In some ways (such as the one given) pollution is what helps us survive in the environment. It allows us to live better. For the time being.

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People are dumb and they don't care what they are doing. They keep on doing what ever their doing because it's easier for their life. So they won't make a Chang.

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Because the alternatives are often harder and/or more costly. Going green cuts into profit margin big time and takes extra effort and people/companies dont like that. For example it easier and cheaper to let runnoff go its natural way into local rivers and lakes than to install expensive waste collection and treatment options. Ditto for smoke. Recycling requires a lot of extra time and effort for the infividual and a lot more money and effort for the city or county, etc. Easy and inexpensive is the way people prefer for the most part. Being Green is expensive and inconvenient.

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Are you truly puzzled by the perversity of man?
I admit that we should recycle, but green, and conserve. But I am NOT going to vote to increase my utility bills just to make a symbolic act that won't change atmospheric CO2 by .001%. Someone has to get India and China on board before I put my money down, because otherwise they are playing us for chumps.

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There are many immature people who don't care a fig about anyone but themselves. I've never been a polluter. I certainly don't believe in it!!!

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The attempt is being made to lessen pollution, but the process is a slow one. No one can just snap their finger and change the world and a world without pollution is not possible within the foreseeable future.

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The government and big corps rake in billions from manufactoring and electronics. As long as they are making money-they do not care (ex//the electric car was kind of blurred from the picutre). Our world functions on oil-we rely on it. People now find it a struggle to not have a car and drive to work. Due to our lifestyle we leave large ecological footprints

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