Should the Eastern Shore Tourism Commission be sued for false advertising, “You’ll Love Our Nature”? Have they actually taken a good look at this place and seen all the trash lying around?
The first thing I do each day is walk out to the street and see what kind of trash our local human garbage has thrown out the car window. Usually it’s pop bottles or beer bottles. The beer I get, that’s from underage kids driving around getting drunk and disposing of the evidence by tossing it out the window.
There have been times where I see folks just throw bags of fast food trash right onto the street as they are driving, or sometimes brazenly tossing it out the window while parked or at a traffic light. Last week, I found a bag of Hardee’s trash lying right in the middle of the road, hardly 25 feet from a trash can.
Who does this? What is wrong with people?
As an experiment, I pulled up to a random spot and gave myself only five minutes to see what kind of trash was lurking in our pristine natural habitat:
This is really indicative of a larger issue. Laziness and carelessness have bred a culture of habitual littering. Carelessness has made people throw rubbish anywhere without thinking about the consequences of their actions. Many people do not realize or underestimate the negative impacts of littering on the environment.
People believe that their individual actions will not harm society as a whole. As a result, it is common to see people throwing wrappers, cigarette butts, and other rubbish in public areas.
Most people believe that somebody else will clean up after them and the responsibility of cleaning up litter is local government’s job.
If you are wondering how Northampton could go for Biden, look no further than the trash in street and the lack of responsibility for those that are creating the problem.