Don’t rubbish our shire
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,