Thursday, June 21, 2007

341- STOP THE LITTER

JUST ADD A FEW BUD CANS AND YOU GOT IT ALL
A PICTURE OF A TYPICAL PICNIC TABLE ALONG BEACH PATHWAY
Every morning I take a jog/walk along the beach road pathway from Oleai to 13 fisherman's memorial and I am utterly disgusted with the way some slobs leave the areas around the picnic tables after an afternoon or evening of enjoying the beach and sunsets. Even though there are trashcans at every place some people/slobs can't seem to find them, but they are there. Why do people have so little respect for the nicer things, and prefer to live like pigs. Is "culture" the reasons for this, as it is for other kinds of misconducts? Will someone please explain this to me. Maybe they are waiting for Beautify CNMI to pick up behind them? Following are some tips from today's news......As you enjoy the outdoors this summer, keep our island beaches beautiful by not littering-that means do not throw unwanted materials like trash or garbage on the ground. Properly dispose of garbage in bins or containers. Plastic, aluminum, glass, paper and other common picnic items harm marine life. Six-pack rings, for example, can hamper the mobility of marine animals and once entangled, animals have a trouble eating, breathing or swimming. Birds, fish and mammal often mistake plastic for food. Sea turtles mistake plastic bags for jellyfish, one of their favorite foods. All garbage must be in tightly secured bags. Other ways to prevent littering: ** Store party or picnic food in reusable containers rather than in plastic or paper bags or disposable aluminum trays. ** Bring trash bags to any family outing (parties, picnics, etc) for your trash. Not all parks or beaches provide trash bins. ( no excuse here, there are cans everywhere) ** Leave the beach or picnic area cleaner than when you found it.** Remember to recycle. Recyclable materials include: aluminum, plastic, glass, cardboard, etc. During family outings, have a separate bag for aluminum cans, bottled water, and glass beverages. Everyone can take small steps to keep waste away from the ocean, protect our marine life and protect our reefs and environment. Enjoy our beaches and the beauty of these islands, and stop being slobs! ......GED......

3 comments:

bigsoxfan said...

Amen brother. There really isn't any excuse for plastic six pack rings, except as turtle and fish killers. As for the rest of it, clean up after yourself and if your neighbors won't, you'll have to.

BoReGo said...

It surely can't be blamed on culture. In my family, we are cleaning while we are partying. Empty cup goes in the trash, squashed napkins get collected and thrown out as soon as they are used, etc. In fact, if we don't clean up after ourselves, a knock on the head is inevitable. It's lack of appreciation for our environment, and stupidity, sheer and utter disregard and stupidity. Uh! My daughter and I have vowed to take trash bags with us when we go walking. Do we feel like trash collectors? Sometimes. Most of the time we just want to make it prettier for whoever comes after us.

glend558 said...

Kudos to you borego! If everyone did as you and your family do, this would be a much neater and cleaner place. That would leave beautify CNMI to do just that, beautify, and not be tasked with trash clean-up. The more we say the more we will be heard.