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Bus stop rubbish bags

By 16 April 2012 8

Alright, I’ll bite. Driving past several bus stops around kaleen I’ve seen green rubbish bags tied to posts and sitting on the seats. At least one has been there for over a week.

I assume someone is conducting some sort of social experiment rather than just creatively dumping their trash, anyone know what the deal is or dared to kick one of the bags?

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8 Responses to Bus stop rubbish bags
#1
JC7:01 am, 17 Apr 12

Noticed the same thing out Kippax way too, but been there for about a month or so. Just hope the dogs don’t get into what ever rubbish is in there.

#2
niftydog9:00 am, 17 Apr 12

They seemed to coincide with the grass mowing – maybe a good samaritan lawn mower pilot?

#3
Rollersk8r9:23 am, 17 Apr 12

Seems to be a new method. Recently saw bags tied to posts for a stretch about of 10km along the fed highway. And I’ve seen the rubbish being collected by the guys who are employed to do such things. They sure are taking their time collecting the bags.

#4
phototext10:17 am, 17 Apr 12

I welcome our new rubbish bag overlords.

#5
Erg010:27 am, 17 Apr 12

Reptoid egg sacs?

#6
waggamick5:10 pm, 20 Apr 12

Not exactly the Green Bags but I’m 1.5km from the Gungahlin Maccas and I filled three bags with litter of which Maccas Bags, Maccas Coffee Cups,Maccas Drink Containers, etc. made up a conservative 75-80% of the rubbish I collected. Is that the same all over Canberra? Very tempted to take it all down to maccas and drop it on their ‘restaurant’ floor.

#7
rogerthat7:08 pm, 20 Apr 12

waggamick said :

Not exactly the Green Bags but I’m 1.5km from the Gungahlin Maccas and I filled three bags with litter of which Maccas Bags, Maccas Coffee Cups,Maccas Drink Containers, etc. made up a conservative 75-80% of the rubbish I collected. Is that the same all over Canberra? Very tempted to take it all down to maccas and drop it on their ‘restaurant’ floor.

Why? How is that McDonald’s’ fault? They’ve got garbage bins galore inside and out their ‘restaurants’, how can they control what their customers do once they’ve gone? It’s the dickslapper customers dumping their crap wherever they feel like it that you should be cut with. Do you blame Sony for the clapped out bigscreen TVs dumped at Salvos charity bins?

#8
waggamick10:51 pm, 20 Apr 12

Once that wrapper is blowing in the breeze it is considered the duty of the public purse to clean it up. At the same time the advertising can still be witnessed until the wrapper is picked up by a council worker etc. The wrapper advertising works as part of the constant subliminal marketing campaign of the food outlet. It could be argued that the onus for cleanup should therefore fall on the shoulders of those who could benefit from the public exposure of their garbage.

Their packaging is labelled for advertising purposes so it is still their property even though the goods inside that packaging has been purchased by someone else;
They could roster employees in down times to clean up the local neighbourhood as part of their much touted Social Responsibility;
They could have an effective feedback system that allows identification of Maccas Litter Black Spots so as to keep THEIR neighbourhood clean. Their website has no email address and they don’t answer their phone. The only feedback they allow is questions they have placed on the website.

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