As you all know trying to persuade people to pick up their rubbish is a thankless task. Since starting at Fulston Manor in September 2018 we have realised that the litter around the school site and in house areas is appalling.
Litter is classed as rubbish such as: paper, cans, and bottles left lying in an open area or public place. Common excuses for littering include: the bins not being emptied often enough; ‘It’s not my problem’ mind-set; the bin is too far away; showing off to peers.
Litter: we’ve all seen it. Polluting our oceans and eradicating entire species. Every day we grow immune to the sight of litter. Places such as the Pacific Garbage Patch and the outskirts and slums of Mumbai piled high with others rubbish. As the saying goes ‘Out of sight, out of mind’ however that’s not the case- soon we will be the victims of a litter apocalypse. If we don’t alter our attitude towards litter and link it to responsibility it may be too late, and we are unable to reverse years of damage and pollution.