do you throw your garbage anywhere?

trash can - a photo of a trash can
Philippines
September 6, 2008 9:56pm CST
hello mylotters!.. i just want to know if you throw your garbage anywhere? like whenever you don't see a trash can or while riding a vehicle, you just throw any trash you have in the side of the streets?.. I don't do it myself since i know that garbage especially the non-bio ones can harm the earth and i feel guilty to throw them anywhere. Whenever i don't see a trash can in my surrounding, i usually keep it on my bag and throw it in the trash can when i arrive home. But i am really disturb by other peoples doing like they just throw trash anywhere. I usually see people doing that when i ride in a jeep or i walk towards home. Are you the same or do you care for the environment?..
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24 responses
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
8 Sep 08
Like you, I cannot throw my garbage anywhere other than the trash bin. I find the sight of garbage all over the road very unsightly. It also attracts insects and pests which I totally detest. Japanese do very well in this aspect. In Japan, garbage is basically separated into burnable, non burnable and recyclable items. At least two kinds of liter boxes can, therefore, be found in most households and in public places. We can definitely learn from them.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
7 Sep 08
no i dont, if i have a garbage i put it on may bag first if i dont see any garbage can. I want to help my surrounding to keep it clean and neat all the time and as a good citizen we should be responsible enough to take of our environment because what you trow away it goes back to you too.
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
29 Sep 08
Thanks for having me best response. Have a nice day.
@gegegelay (934)
• Philippines
22 Sep 08
No I do not throw my trash just anywhere. If I do not see any trash can around, I just keep my trash for a while and keep it in my bag, but if it's too big for my bag then I just look for stores that have trash cans ask if I can just throw it there. I think that we should all take care of our environment even in simple ways like throwing our trash in its proper place.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
11 Sep 08
Nope, most of the time, i will throw it in the rubbish bin, and if i dun see any around, i will just keep it or hold in my hands 1st till i see one, and i will throw it away ^_^ Maybe it's also a habit as well as being conscious, that's y i dun really like to anyhow throw my rubbish, including at home ^_^ But in singapore, wheerver we go, there are bound to be rubbish bins around, as we are promoting a clean and green country, plus if we are caught littering, we aill be fined $500 for 1st offence and $1000 for the 2nd time.. lol
@belk89 (1104)
• Philippines
7 Sep 08
I never throw trash just anywhere, not just because im concern of the environment but i am disgusted looking at all the trash on the street and almost everywhere you go youll find garbage. I dont understand how can some people live like pigs who doesnt even have the common sense of throwing there trash at the right place. That is a pretty simple thing to do yet a lot of people just cant follow simple rules. I am organized even at my own house. I dont like seeing stuff just everywhere. Clothes are often put at the laundry box and i dont wanna see any dirty laundry on the floor. I cant live in a messy house. I guess it has something to do with my upbringing but i just cant stand seeing a place full of trash on the ground. I just hope people would start to care of there environment and start cleaning up there own messed.
@jfilips (261)
• United States
7 Sep 08
I do... lol, but I am just such a lazy person and wel if theres no garbage can near, i would jsut throw it aways because if i put it in my pocket, i'd forget about it and throw it to the washing machine ^^
@insulin (2483)
• Philippines
7 Sep 08
Well I dont really throw my garbage anywhere and I am really looking for a trashcan to throw it.:-) GOdd bless and have a nice day.-0
@my2boys (821)
• United States
7 Sep 08
No i dont just throw my trash anywhere. I used to be really bad about that. But since I have gotten older and became more concius about our environment I do not. If I am in the car then I just leave the trash in the car until I get to a trash can.
• Malaysia
7 Sep 08
I throw rubbish in trash. I agree with you throwing rubbish at street is not got for the surrounding. I rather put the rubbish in my bag and throw at proper place than throwing anywhere.
@animeniak (425)
• United States
7 Sep 08
nah i am environment-friendly person so i don't really throw my trash anywhere in the streets :)
• India
7 Sep 08
i never thown . i wont do that as it is harmful to environment
@kellys3ps (3731)
• United States
7 Sep 08
I almost always throw my trash in a trash can, if I can't find one, I will keep the trash in my pocket or car until I can find one - I hate seeing litter all over the street.
@divinchris (2449)
• India
7 Sep 08
Good topic.Here in India people don't care at all for the environment.They thing as though they are the master of this place.But the hidden fact is that it is the nature that has made us like in here.So we live in the place which was given by nature to us,we do not have any right to exploit it nor damage it.But people never thing this way and they pollute the environment.I hardly find any trash in the bus stations or in other places used by the people.Most people do not care for the nature and I find it difficult to make the others to do the right thing.Even if i don't find any trash,I will keep the waste in my pockets and dispose them when I find the trash.Once I had to keep the waste for almost 12 hours with me and I dumped that waste after reaching my home.People should care for the environment,then only environment will make you like in this planet.From my heart,I bless all those people who really help in keeping the nature neat and free from population.God Bless Earth and its people.
• United Kingdom
7 Sep 08
Hi, I guess I can honestly accuse myself of throwing rubbish away in the past! There were no bins so I would just dispose of the rubbish anywhere. Now, things have become a lot more difficult! You can be given a fine now and I guess this is a good idea because it will make you think a whole lot more about deciding to throw rubbish away. It's kind of ridiculous though! I still don't see any public bins in certain places. I do carry my rubbish round with me now until I find a suitable place to dispose of it. I have become a little more concious now of polluting the Earth or leaving my carbon footprint! I don't use plastic carrier bags anymore when doing my shopping. I use one of those permanent "Green" bags that they give you to use indefinitely! I'm not into recycling either unfortunately as I don't have any recycle bins local to me and they certainly don't run a service where your rubbish is picked up in relation to recycling! I am doing my little bit though as best I can! Andrew
@bugbaby (1788)
• Indonesia
7 Sep 08
Hi...Fuuyuki no, i never throw the garbage to anywhere and my wife doesn't like that, she always angry if see me throw the garbage even just a paper on the table.
@stepout (12)
7 Sep 08
we hav to take care of our environment....i hate to see my sorounding ful of garbage...i wont throw my garbage anywhere
• India
7 Sep 08
u are true to any sense dear......throwing garbage anywhere is just a useless thing.we must not throw garbage anywere....its does not help us in any way.there are areas or spaces given out ther the government in every place so thorow away garbages.so try to maintain cleanliness.and help ones city to maintain its beauty.
• Philippines
7 Sep 08
I don't actually throw garbage anywhere... I'm concern with my surroundings.
• Philippines
7 Sep 08
Yeah, I did that as well, as much as possible, I won't throw garbage anywhere. If the place I am into doesn't have a garbage can or plastic, I will also put it in my bag and throw it to the place where I see a trash can or throw it in the trash at my house. Yeah, it's pretty uncomfortable to see people who throw their garbage anywhere as well as to see heaps of garbage at the side of the streets. Wished that people will learn not to throw their garbage anywhere someday.
• Philippines
7 Sep 08
I have to say that I am like you. If there are no trash cans around I opt to put my garbage in my pockets or in my bag and then throw it in the bin when I get home. Although I have to admit I don't really segregate my garbage properly. I just separate the organic waste such as banana peels from the non organic such as wrappers. I find it strange that most places here in our country doesn't seem to have trash cans. Even malls and some high class places seems to have a shortage of trash cans. I wonder if in the past people stole trash cans so it resulted into this. I think its really sad, I wish people would be a bit more eco friendly.