Littering unacceptable whether individuals or big business
As you may be aware, resurfacing works have been under way in the Australind area for some time now.
Recently I was stopped at a traffic control point while work was being undertaken. While there I observed a road worker chipping the reflective “cats eyes” off the old road surface and throwing them into the bush on the south side of the road. I was disgusted with this action as surely the worker should have known better, or a supervisor should have stopped him. I mentioned this to a friend, and she also saw the worker throwing them into the bush.
On returning home, I contacted the Harvey Shire Council and was eventually put through to an officer in the engineering works area. He agreed that this was unacceptable, and that he would immediately go and see the supervisor of the job and get them picked up.
When the workers had left the site, I thought I would go down and see if anything had been done to pick them up. In the space of 10m and three minutes I had picked up two of them. Clearly nothing had been done to remedy this situation. I have twice tried to contact the shire officer concerned without success.
Why is it that as individuals we can be fined or prosecuted for littering, but a large contract business can get away with it with seeming impunity?