Have you been watching the Sky Ocean Rescue programmes last week on Sky News? More than eight million tonnes of plastic is thrown away each year and ends up in the sea and on shores.
Even when I walk some of the famous walking routes in Ireland I see bins for dog poo but never a bin to put my plastic bottles or food packaging. Not everybody takes their rubbish home. Especially if they are camping and hiking for a few days.
I think there should be rubbish bins every few miles. I know people will still dump rubbish. But if there is a bin for them to put litter in, They don't (won't)have an excuse not to use them. Will they?
Why can't we have old fashioned shops that wrap everything in paper that can be recycled or put in the solid fuel range?
I drink a bottle of water every day. I wonder what the old people would have thought of buying bottled water? We recycle what we can and burn fuel taking our cans to the (wasp pubs) bottle banks. Then we find nowhere for the plastic bottles and warning signs of CCTV cameras and on the spot fines if we leave any litter. Yet there is nowhere to put our bin bags or carrier bags in. Could they not provide litter bins for us?
Why can't they employ people like yours truly to tidy up the beaches and countryside? Do you agree? Is it another case of towns getting all the amenities and the countryside getting nothing?