We have been actively walking 3 to 4 four miles a day lately. You notice so much more when you walk around the peninsula where we live in south west Ireland. One thing what really annoys me is litter, especially plastic. In the picture below you can see empty plastic containers and plastic water bottles. No doubt this rubbish is local and international rubbish. Plastic takes about 500 years to start decomposing.
I walk along the peninsula roads every day and notice it is so empty of people apart from the occasional passing cars. Most people seem to travel miles to work or they own holiday homes that are empty most of the year. I would gladly like a part-time job picking up the litter and strimming the brambles on the verges so you have somewhere to stand while the motorists speed passed you. It shouldn't be down to volunteers to pick up the rubbish. Why can't local companies sponsor litter bins and benches even a bus service?
Do you think it's possible to make a living in the countryside? Most people I know have to travel miles to work.