Waste is what we make when we have more than we can use.
- We cannot eat the box the strawberries were in, so it becomes waste.
- We don't want to wear our shoes if we get a hole in them. They become waste when we get new ones.
- If we don't eat the food on our plate, it becomes waste.
There is a place to put waste so that it doesn't harm the environment. If we don't put our waste in the right place - if we just carelessly throw it away - it becomes litter.
Litter is waste in the wrong place!
Watch the 'Put Litter in its Place' DVD on the Dublin Waste website to learn more about Litter in Ireland.