This advisory can be taken in a more general sense, and remains valid when generalized. No one is going to clean up for us when we make a mess. Therefore, let's stop leaving piles of canine poop at the edge of the sidewalk, and let's stop throwing our garbage into the ocean.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (illustrated below), demonstrates what a lot of S#@* we have to clean up:
(2) - https://www.theodysseyonline.com/the-great-pacific-garbage-patch