Candy wrappers: place them in your pocket if there are no trash cans around

@zorlone (411)
Philippines
March 2, 2009 10:12pm CST
My parents taught me, never never never throw your candy wrappers on the street whenever you can't find a trash can around. Just keep an eye for one and throw them away later. Or just bring them at home, then throw then dispose of them properly. This is something I grew up with and something that I will teach my children and grandchildren one day. Even if I am at a place where there are maintenance crews all the time, I make it a point to keep the wrappers and look for a trash can. I know that they are paid to clean up the mess, but if you can do it yourself, I don't see why you should leave them for the cleaning crew to pick up. This is my way of saving mother earth, one candy wrapper at a time. What do you do if you can't find a trash can?
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5 responses
@marisriel (1157)
• Philippines
4 Mar 09
Same here with me, I am really not used to throwing anything just anywhere. Sometimes I am guilty of doing this when I can't help it but only when my thrash is too big for my pockets, for example, I had a disposable cup from a McDonald's float and I'm riding a passenger jeep. I have no way to keep it in my bag and I'm not bold enough to tell some other passenger to throw it on a thrash can near the driver. Sometimes I'd sneak and put it under my seat.
@zorlone (411)
• Philippines
5 Mar 09
Thank you for that confession Marisriel, I know you didn't mean to do it and if given chance, you would have disposed of the cup properly. Cheers! Happy myLotting!
@zorlone (411)
• Philippines
5 Mar 09
Thanks for the confession marisriel, everyone is probably guilty of something. At least, given the chance, I know that you would have done differently. Cheers! Happy myLotting!
@indahfth (11172)
• Indonesia
3 Mar 09
I always carry a plastic bag if it's travel. if I do not find the trash, I will discard it in the bag. after up to my home to dispose of the trash.
@zorlone (411)
• Philippines
3 Mar 09
That's a good idea. I don't usually carry a bag with me, so I just place all the wrappers in my pockets. LOL. Let's help clean the planet. Cheers!
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@indahfth (11172)
• Indonesia
4 Mar 09
Who else will save this world if we are not.
@iamsolucky (1243)
• Philippines
3 Mar 09
I was taught like that by my parents and elementary teachers before. Well i still do that now, i keep it in my pocket or just put inside my bag. Not only candy wrappers, whenever i need to throw scrap papers,i still need to check if theres trash can in the area or when nothing, i will just put it in bag. This is one good way to clean the surrounding as well, isnt it good if we have clean and beautiful environment?. Happy mylotting!!
@zorlone (411)
• Philippines
3 Mar 09
Yes, i agree with you! it is better to see a clean environment than one that is filled with litter and trash all over. Our parents taught us well. This stuff matters and we should all help clean the environment. Cheers!
@kirei24 (252)
• Philippines
3 Mar 09
im doing the same thing. if not in the pocket i place it in my bag. then i throw it in the trash can at home. one simple way my mom teach me to protect our environment
@zorlone (411)
• Philippines
3 Mar 09
hello kirei, i accidentally posted another discussion like this with a typo on the title. thank you for finding the right one. Yes, there are simple things we can do to protect mother earth. It's the only one we got and we have to save it. small things like switching the lights off when not in use. unplugging the electrical appliances when we leave, and a hundred different small stuff that would matter when we all do it. Cheers!
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
3 Mar 09
I will do just like you, either put it in my pocket, coat pocket or I would put it in my purse. I have a lot of trash to throw away when I get home. I never try to litter. To me, that is mean..