Thursday 29 August 2002 8.19pm
i think it may a sign of my getting really old, but I've recently started taking a bag with me and if there's rubbish around in any of my favourite places - Mint street park, Little Dorrit
Park, St George's gardens etc, THEN I PICK IT UP.
So far I've not had any odd looks, but even if I did I, so what? Just think what could happen if we spread the notion of collective responsibility.
Yes, I know we pay for refuse collection services, but as long as there are people who couldn't give a toss about throwing litter about, and parents who allow their kids to grow up thinking that's OK, then we'll continue to have a litter problem. It's really up to us - we have so many rights, it's time to fulfil our responsibilities.
In Sydney they have either a monthly, or annual, day when everyone goes out with a black sack and picks up rubbish. Rather than think: yuk I'm not doing that, think: OK it sounds a bit mad but the worst that can happen is that I meet other people doing the same thing. You might even get to meet some of your neighbours - yeah, unlikely I know!
Anyone interested in started a NO RUBBISH day, please email me directly. We may even be able to get funding for it!
Anyone who thinks I'm just a mad rubbish-bag lady - please be kind to me, I'm OK really!