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LETTER: Don’t treat planet like ‘gigantic garbage bin’

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Oct 31st, 2023
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From Barrie Today, Letter to the Editor, October 25, 2023

‘It boggles my mind why so many Canadians do not use the readily provided containers,’ letter writer says of litterbugs

On Sunday, Oct. 15, the Barrie Garden Club ventured out on a dark, dreary, and drizzly day to pick up litter along Highway 26 close to Wilson Avenue.

As I was picking up all kinds of litter — such as licence plates, chairs, discarded clothing, plastic bags, lots of cigarette butts, and a myriad of discarded coffee containers — I began to reflect on all the problems triggered by litter.

Here in Canada, we are very lucky to have an organized system where most municipalities and cities make sure there are regular pick-ups for your garbage, compost and recyclables.

So it boggles my mind why so many Canadians do not use the readily provided containers, but instead treat Mother Earth like a gigantic garbage bin.

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