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Just take a quick (safe) look outside of your car next time you stop at a slip road junction or roundabout etc. Gaze into the verge and do a visual check on all the discarded items on the roadside. The amount of rubbish left lying on the roadside in the UK is a national disgrace.
This morning is the closest I have ever come to a road/litter rage incident! I was sat in stop/start traffic on the way to work, and was driving behind a car containing a young man and woman. All of a sudden, the passenger side window came down and out was thrown a plastic sandwich box, drink can and several other items. This makes my blood boil. Absolute laziness at its worst and disregard for the environment and the surroundings that everyone has to live in.
Had the traffic not started to move I was most definitely about to leave my car and throw the litter back through the offender's window. Instead I had to content myself with keeping my hand on the horn, to attract attention to myself and them, making eye contact with the driver and letting them know in no uncertain terms what I thought. I would not dream of doing this and cannot understand how anyone else can, especially so blatantly. Do these people not have bins at home that they can deposit their litter into when they get there? Or is that too much trouble?
Empty beer cans, crisp packets, newspapers, drinks cartons, fast food containers etc...
Goodness knows what visitors to our country think of it. Empty beer and soft drinks cans, fag packets, crisp packets, newspapers, drinks cartons, fast food containers etc. I really wonder what goes through the mind of the person who deposits this rubbish into the verge. Not much I would guess I suspect. It's a reflex action that probably takes no brain power due to mental programming - 'whilst someone else clears up for me I don't need to worry about it'?
Mind you if the practice of dumping rubbish on the roadside was stopped, then the members of our society who get awarded 'community service' as a punishment would have nothing to do would they? But hey, maybe it's the very people that carry out this mindless act of littering our public spaces that should be the ones that also get the task of clearing up their own 'work'.
By: Wendy Em & Noble Ox