What is it with the attraction of tossing garbage out of the automobile window?
Today the Chevrolet pickup truck in front of us, must have tossed out an equivalent to a 10 gallon plastic bag of trash in the 20 kilometers of road that we were behind them.
In the front of our property we have the unfortunate chore of removing a large, I mean large bag full of trash on a monthly basis.
This bag is the kind that fits into a 55 gallon drum. The number one winner is plastic Coca Cola bottles. I pity the person who downs 1.5 liter of Coca Cola, in one sitting.
Hello Diabetes, Hello tooth decay, Hello uncontrolled sugar high.
The second runner up is Styrofoam square food containers.
The kind that you get when you buy some food to go. The box has several divisions for condiments and other stuff that once was tasty, I suppose.
Too bad they don't make the box out of some food material so that you could chew the box after you devoured the inside food.....
At least it wouldn't end up on the side of the road.
How about something to make plastic bags evaporate after the liquid is gone. These small bags with a straw stuck in them started hitting the road side ravines about two years ago..... Nasty little things.
The only thing positive about the Mexican road garbage situation is that we never find anything of value......or maybe that's a negative. I guess it depends on if we are throwing out or picking up the stuff.
I thought that it was only a get it out of the car situation, but even during my stumbling around town, I can be following people both old and young as they walk by a trash bin only to wait about 10 feet and toss it on the side walk.
Maybe it was a subliminal thing, seeing the garbage can , makes them want to shed the trash immediately......
It also seems that the old folks use the bins a lot more than kids......must be the rebellion in their pants.
Meanwhile we will go to Costco and buy a box of heavy duty trash bags and keep on cleaning.
Maybe one day, ( probably not in my lifetime) they will develop a sense of pride in their country.....
One can hope.