‘What are those peo­ple think­ing?’

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page -

Lit­ter­ing in Alexan­dria has prompted one woman to speak out about the “as­ton­ish­ing” volume of trash that is be­ing dumped on pub­lic prop­erty.

“I take walks al­most every day and I am very sur­prised at all the peo­ple who throw garbage out the win­dow or throw garbage on the ground as they walk,” says Mylène Poirier.

“I try to pick some garbage up as I walk but I can­not keep up since the amount is as­ton­ish­ing,” she says, adding that Bound­ary Road ap­pears to be an es­pe­cially pop­u­lar dump­ing area.

Fast-food restau­rant cus­tomers rou­tinely toss con­tain­ers onto the ground. “What are those peo­ple think­ing? Don’t they know about an­i­mals chok­ing on plas­tic? How about be­ing civil and be­ing re­spon­si­ble and just wait­ing to find a garbage can? I find this so so sad,” says Ms. Poirier.

AS IL­LUS­TRATED: This piece is en­ti­tled ‘The Fly On The Wall.’

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