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The world is rapidly turning into one big rubbish tip

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Have you noticed that our streets and places are becoming more and more filthy?  I am unsure whether it is the lack of cleaning or is it people having a lack of respect for their surroundings.

In my town, the amount of rubbish and general waste is on the increase, it is starting to pile up in corners, etc.  It is blocking drains, which then causes flooding. The local underpass I use, one side of the path is a mix of muddy water, rubbish. There have been instances where I have spotted the odd used needle.  Glass is a major issue at the moment mainly from broken bottles.

Dog poo is another common issue that seems to be on the increase, I do see a lot of people cleaning up after their dog and disposing it properly.  The problem is that some people cannot be bothered to either pick up their dog's poo or they bag it and fling it on the grass or even hang it on trees; I have even seen people fling their poo bags at the base of a bin rather than put it in the bin, leaving a rather disgusting mess.

The world is a rubbish tip

The bins at the back of the shops have not been emptied for months.  It looks disgusting to say the least and I wouldn't be surprised if the town has a rat problem.

I think the worst one was when I went to use the public toilet in a bus station.  It is one of those public loos where you pay 20p and it unlocks a sliding door.  When entering the floor was soaking wet from a leaking pipe and in the corner, someone had decided to discard their very heavily soiled underwear; the image is burned into my eyes.  I feel sick just thinking about it.  I washed my hands as best I could and got out of there.

It seems people are increasingly treating their environment as a rubbish tip.

By: DW


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Moan McMoaner

Moan McMoaner

Nongshim,

I might look stupid but there is a reason for me wearing such inappropriate clothing in winter, and I may not be the exception either. I overheat very easily, even when it's cold, so I wear shorts and t-shirt as a counter-measure to ensure that, even after a short walk to the shops, I'm not melting with sweat. Additionally, I experience prickly heat when I wrap up and from time to time my eczema flares up too which can be extremely uncomfortable and can last anywhere between a few hours to a couple of days.

I understand that this has absolutely nothing to do with the post but I thought I might still speak my mind about this. Anyway, good day to you.

MMM.
07/03 Moan McMoaner
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Say no to dogs

Say no to dogs

Dog poo, disgusting. Dog owners who don't clean up after their flea ridden mutts, disgusting.
06/03 Say no to dogs
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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

I think it's a combination of things. Lack of respect, people who can't be bothered to dispose of their rubbish, everything is always someone else's responsibility, and local councils not employing people to clean up.

Children are not taught to clean up after themselves and grow up into adults who don't. They've got used to someone else doing it, and when they're out they chuck the rubbish down anywhere, and mess breeds mess in public places. If there's rubbish there already a bit more won't hurt!

Local councils charge more and more in taxes and provide less service. They actively encourage fly tipping by charging to take certain kinds of waste, and don't spend much maintaining public loos and other services. The chief executives whine about cutbacks while receiving exorbitant salaries.
05/03 grumpyoldwoman
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ahforfoulkessake

ahforfoulkessake

I whole heartedly agree. I am a street cleaner and empty litter bins and pick up rubbish dropped on the floor. It seems like people don't give a toss
05/03 ahforfoulkessake
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Nongshim Lampnoodle

Nongshim Lampnoodle

It's not fashionable to put litter in the bin anymore.
Just like umbrellas have become unfashionable & idiots walking around in T-shirts & shorts in the freezing cold during the winter months.
It's a sad state of the times.Idiots with no sense of respect & the chav society we live in today.
05/03 Nongshim Lampnoodle
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