There is no excuse for the rubbish on our streets these days and you see it all the time. From cigarette butt litter and food litter, to chewing gum and sweet wrappers. It’s just disgusting. What ever happened to keep Britain tidy?
Who do they think will clean up their rubbish?
When I was a kid, I was brought up to be responsible and dispose of rubbish properly and put it in a trash can or take it home. But these days, parents it would seem just don’t teach their children anything about clearing up after themselves. It has become the norm to just chuck your rubbish down anywhere you like. We live in a throw away society all right, quite literally.
So many times, I have walked down the street and seen some young lad or lass just drop their sweet wrapper wherever they please. It makes me so angry, and who do they think will clean up their rubbish after them? Is it the rubbish fairy? Is it mum or dad? No, it’s you and me, because our taxes pay for the streets to be cleaned, and cleaning the street would be a whole lot easier if rubbish was placed in the bin at home or in a public litter bin.
Sweetie papers blowing around our cities are one thing, but the worst type of trash dumped on our streets has got to be food packaging and cigarette butts. The latter is just disgusting like the habit itself. In my opinion, these people just need to be towed out to sea and drowned!
Casually discarded food packaging and in some cases the entire meal itself, that’s the real problem. Every Saturday and Sunday morning you can guarantee you’ll find a load of pizza cartons and stale kebab remnants all over the place left behind from the crowds out socialising the night before. This kind of rubbish isn’t just untidy, it is also a serious health hazard as well. Food left on the streets encourages rats, flies cockroaches and all sorts of vermin.
One could argue that part of the reason that there is so much litter on our streets is down to the lack of bins provided. Yes, to some degree I can go along with that. I know that I find the lack of bins on railway stations a real nuisance. But there again, I think there is a good reason behind that. Okay, so there aren’t enough public places to deposit rubbish. It’s quite straightforward really. Just take yours home with you!