Posted by Bob Theman and his serious ham on February 28, 2001 at 09:54:22:
In Reply to: Re: Out the Litter Louts . . . posted by Ray Burke on February 27, 2001 at 21:51:17:
You know when I was composing my posting/rant I half expected to get a response like that . . . stats. don't solve problems . . . people do.
It's not about 'all' about prosecutions and catching people in the act (of course maybe the town would be a right disgrace if we didn't have two 'part-time' litter wardens).
I know it's asking a lot because very few people in our local government bodies are paid to think but it would be nice to see an issue such as litter getting headed-off before it becomes a problem.
Most local government bodies tend to be 'reactionary' in their approach to problems, although there's always a few exceptions (there's a page on this site about the development of the roads in C/bar and they're actually looking for public input on the subject . . . gold star for whoever came up with that idea).
Look at the flutes in Galway and the problems that they're having with disposal of waste . . are we so stupid & ignorant that we think that it's not going to happen to us in the near future too ?
The response that I expect to that statement is something along the lines 'well we in the UDC/Co Co have a draft waste plan in place and blah, blah, blah . .' . . crap . . . if someone really wanted to do something about it then they could arrange for the delivery of a composter unit to everyone in Town & County (they did with the bins, why not the composters . . . and yes I have one !), the litter wardens could then check up and ensure that these are being used properly.
There's a couple of bottle banks around but I have never seen a cardboard or plastics recycling bank of any kind anywhere in the county . . this despite the fact that many plastic items now have a recycle logo on them.
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