LETTER: I'm still encountering litter everywhere I go

LETTER: I'm still encountering litter everywhere I go

An open letter to my Blueridge neighbours:

And so it continues. My letter from last summer had no effect whatsoever.

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Still I encounter litter everywhere I walk. Berkeley Road is the No. 1 offender.

Most of it is not the homeowner’s fault. Litter is thrown out by passersby, where if not removed, flows via the street drains into the ocean - a nightmare scenario for the ocean environment.

All who participate in this behaviour are a menace to our wonderful Earth.

The worst offensive are Tim Horton’s and Starbucks single-use cups.

Included are cigarette butts, styrofoam food containers, plastic straws (yes, they are still being used and tossed), single-use bottles and cans, plastic grocery bags, candy wrappers, etc.

Please have a talk with yourselves and realize that if every household would just pick up trash in front of your own home, it would make such a huge difference.

Let’s try that, shall we?

I and the ocean are counting on you.

Sharon Bower
North Vancouver

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