Eloise and I weren’t out much more than 30 minutes, but we captured good size PUT haul in that small amount of time. The biggest source of irresponsibly disposed of waste was the baseball diamond behind the Westover Library. There we predictably found many water bottles and Gatorade bottles that folks left on the benches or had thrown on the ground around the benches. These containers are really easy to just take back home and put in the recycle bin. It’s not that complicated or burdensome to do so. The trash can behind home plate was full, but again, the irresponsible litterbugs very easily could have put the garbage in a bag or just in the trunk of their cars and responsibly disposed of their waste in their waste bins at home. Instead, these irresponsible litterbugs chose to throw garbage in the vicinity of the can. Be a good citizen and take it home!!
We also found a large glass liqueur bottle broken in pieces, lying in the grass. Children run in the grass there, playing all kinds of sports, and this broken glass could have badly injured someone who ran on it or fell on it.
Dear Citizens: TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR WASTE. It is irresponsible, selfish, lazy and unkind to neighbors and the environment to improperly dispose of waste you created.
Here are a couple ideas for how to be responsible for your own waste:
- Recycle paper, plastic, metal cans and glass.
- Throw trash in a designated receptacle. If that receptacle is full, find another one. If you can’t find another one, keep your waste with you until you arrive home.
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