1. Why do some people throw garbage on the street?
Honestly，I think it’s just sheer laziness284. They don’t feel like looking around for a trash can. But sometimes, even when there’s one right in front of them, they don’t use it. Some people don’t give two cents about the environment285 or being respectful of their surroundings. They think they can just make a mess286 wherever they go.
2. How do you feel when you see people throw garbage on the street? Do you stop them?
I feel really annoyed when I see people throw garbage on the street. For one, it’s gross287; people have to deal with your garbage if you leave it in public. So it’s also super disrespectful to the environment and people around you. I would definitely speak up288 if I saw it happen in front of me.
3. What do you do with garbage when you see it on the street? Do you pick up the garbage?
Whenever I see garbage on the street, I do my best to make sure it goes in the proper place. For instance, if there’s a garbage can nearby, I’ll pick up the trash and put it in. It’s a real pity that in this day and age, people still litter289. It’s totally irresponsible and rude to others.
4. Do you recycle paper and plastic?
Yes, I do! I do my best to make sure all the paper and plastic I use gets recycled. You know, everybody has to do their part to290 help protect the environment. Generally speaking, recycling is really easy to do. It doesn’t take much effort，and it works wonders for your conscience291 too.
5. What do you do to protect your city、environment? Have you participated in any activities related to environmental protection?
I try to be as helpful as I can when it comes to protecting my city’s environment. I always recycle and I make sure to use public transportation whenever I can. I’ve also participated in some fundraisers292 that raise money for the environment. I think it’s important for everyone to do their share293.
284 just sheer laziness:纯粹是因为懒
285 give two cents about the environment:对环境不会有意见发表。也就是指不关注环境问题
286 make a mess:搞的乱七八糟
288 speak up:直接立刻说出来
290 do their part to:尽自己的一份力
291 works wonders for your conscience:良心上能好受，良心不会受到谴责
293 do their share:尽到自己的责任