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Level of littering disgraceful

By amsfromaus 29 July 2013 21

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.

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qbngeek 11:11 am 30 Jul 13

Antagonist said :

troll-sniffer said :

… a lot of the time we are forced to admit we live in a bogan-centric society, …

While hesitant to publicly defend the bogan, it is interesting to note that many bogans partaking in traditional bogan hunter-gatherer activities such as fishing and hunting are often obsessively clean when in the wild. Often to the point that many can be seen carrying other peoples rubbish out of these areas with them.

Personally I use a two bag system while I am around my suburb, which has a higher bogan population than most areas. One bigger bag for other peoples crap, and a smaller baggy for when the dog takes a crap.

I think you are confused between Bogans and White Trash. I am proudly white trash, however I despise being called a bogan. I live within my means in the country with my wife, kids, dog, cat and goats. I hunt and I forage for apples, blackberries etc. I grow my own veg and try to reuse/repurpose/repair rather than replace. I don’t have a lot of money (and couldn’t care less because it is not important), but I do have a lot of love from my family and friends and we help each other as much as possible. I treasure what I have and I feel like a millionaire.

Bogans live in cities and buy everything on credit. It is all about the latest fashions and one-upmanship. You have to have the latest Ed Hardy crap and playboy stickers. They are a very different beast from white trash.

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