A pleasant walk spoilt by litterers
This letter is directed at those of you who think that it is all right for you to discard your used and unwanted trash items alongside our roadways and into other people’s hedges.
As a frequent walker along South Road, between Astwood Park and Warwick Camp, it boggles the mind to see the litter that is scarring the roadside — bottles, plastic containers, food containers, paper and other miscellaneous items.
That next time that you are travelling along any one of the island’s roadways and suddenly find the urge to toss something away, stop and think: would I want someone to pass by and throw trash on to my property!
So what makes it right for you to litter our roadways?
This applies also to those truckers who don’t cover over their open-back vehicles when transporting goods to be dumped.
If you think that someone else will come along and clean up the mess that you are making, you are absolutely correct in that.
There are many international, corporate and individuals who take pride in this island and want to see a clean and beautiful Bermuda.
These are the people who give freely of their time, energy and money.
Yes, money, as it costs to keep the island clean.
Every now and then, we read in The Royal Gazette or hear on the local news reports about how much trash has been collected by some of these everyday heroes.
Today is the day that we all should make a pledge to become more responsible by helping to keep Bermuda beautiful.
Remember, if we don’t drop it, no one else will have to pick it up.
KENNETH G. STONE
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