Not impressed with litterbugs
Many of you will remember the commercial in which we see a Native North American man openly weeping. He is weeping as he looks out at the state of the landscape littered with garbage and corrupted by pollution.
If he could see the situation in this province I think his sadness would be even more profound; he would simply die of a broken heart.
I enjoy running and routinely run along the roadways and trails in whatever locale I may be. I have done so in practically every province in Canada, in the US, in the UK, in Europe and South America, but nowhere have I seen as much litter as I have here in Newfoundland.
Recently I collected five large garbage bags full of litter in less than a kilometer and that was from only one side of the road. I collected everything from coffee cups to diapers and tampons. That’s right folks, tampons. Now I have no personal experience in this area, but it seems to me there must be considerable effort and for thought involved in the process of determining it is necessary to discard a used tampon from a moving vehicle.
I have no idea who is responsible for this garbage and I have yet to actually witness an occurrence, but judging by the sheer volume of material, it must be a large segment of the people using our thoroughfares. Come on people! Have a little respect.
Gerry Carr writes from Spaniard’s Bay