Don’t rub­bish our shire

Mansfield Courier - - OPINIONS/PEOPLE -

I WOULD like to con­grat­u­late 10-year-old Ella Crath­ern for her let­ter to the Mans­field Courier last week about World En­vi­ron­ment Day and par­tic­u­larly her list of how long it takes for items to break down.

I am in­creas­ingly frus­trated by the rub­bish that ap­pears on the side of our roads, thought­lessly thrown out of ve­hi­cle win­dows or blown off unsecured loads.

When you travel our coun­try roads, not just in our shire, you will in­evitably see cans, glass and plas­tic bot­tles, plas­tic bags and pa­per wrap­pers strewn by the side of the roads.

Un­for­tu­nately, VicRoads has ad­vised me that they do not have the re­sources to pick up this rub­bish and thus it stays there un­til it breaks down – a very long time as de­tailed by Ella.

We are for­tu­nate to live in, or visit this beau­ti­ful part of Vic­to­ria, so why should it be rub­bished?

To those who lit­ter our roads, please don’t.

Take it home with you and dis­pose of it as it should be.

And if any­one is able to, and it is safe to do so, why not pick up that can or bot­tle?

We can all help to pro­tect our won­der­ful en­vi­ron­ment and our shire. Mar­ion Mitchell,

Mer­ri­jig

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