Have just returned from a 2 week trip to Myanmar, a 3rd world country just out of a military dictatorship. Plenty of hawker food stalls both in the city and countryside. Agricultural based society. Vegetation discarded from crops left in orderly piles for collection for composting. Minimal street rubbish – very impressed.
Come back home to Canberra. Driving around over past 2 weeks between North Canberra and Tuggeranong – food wrappings and bottles discarded along nearly every roadside, furniture and building rubble dumped down Mulligans Flat Road. Old TV’s and monitors dumped along Gungahlin Drive. Tons of paper littering the side of the Federal Highway from Majura Road towards Watson. Plastic bags of rubbish along the Tuggeranong Parkway.
What are people thinking? Do they do this in their own homes?? Is there so little pride in Canberrans that they are happy to make a pigsty of their city?
I am truly disgusted and saddened by the state of our roadsides. Imagine the impression it must have on international visitors.