jog on, litterbug

May 24, 2018 1:29am CST
A sponsored video popped up on my Facebook feed the other day. Normally I ignore these {unless it's cats or funny little children}, but this one grabbed my attention and wouldn't let it go. It was about a new{-ish} craze called plogging which is slowly taking over the world. It's a Scandinavian idea {as many good ideas often are} and involves joggers picking up litter as they jog along. A fabulous idea, thought I. If I were fit and didn't have a pained body, I would probably join in. But, oh! Can I not do it whilst I walk? I expect so, yes. But I would need gloves, a bag and somebody by my side so that I didn't feel like a crazy bag-lady, gathering items for my trolley. Incidentally, have you seen those homes made completely of other people's rubbish? Walls made of plastic bottles. Walls made of old tyres. Insulation provided by broken CDs and old toothbrushes. Recycled wood. Carpet tiles and remnants. Glass bottle windows. My ideal home would be made from a shipping container or two, but I don't think I could ever convince Husband to live in one, however weefee ready and luxurious it was inside. Maybe one day ...
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
24 May
We get a lot of people collecting bags of dog poop on the hills where we walk our dog. Very public spirited. I really don't understand though, why so many people go to the trouble of putting the poop in a bag then leaving the bag either on a bench, on the ground or tied to a tree branch!! It surely isn't that much effort to carry it to the nearest bin!!!
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@josie_ (7410)
• Philippines
24 May
Installing a public toilet for pets would be more efficient and practical.
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
24 May
@josie_ Trying to make sure dogs used such an amenity would probably be neither efficient or practical
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@YrNemo (14396)
24 May
So it happens at your place too. The dangling of those bags on the local trees was a bit disgraceful and irresponsible I think.
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@LadyDuck (171344)
• Switzerland
24 May
We have some days during the year when people are invited to visit the parks and pick up the litter mainly left by tourists. The last time has been not long ago, the next will be after the summer vacations. It helps to keep clean. It also help to take a photo of the plate of the cars of those "littering"
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24 May
Once a month on a Saturday a group of locals get together and voluntarily do some litter-picking. It's quite nice to see.
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@LadyDuck (171344)
• Switzerland
25 May
@Poppylicious Students do this regularly here, one afternoon each month.
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27 May
@LadyDuck I often think we should get the students where I work to get involved in this kind of thing; many of them have little respect for the world at large.
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@YrNemo (14396)
24 May
Thinking of garbage, I think right at once of germs...
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24 May
In the video I saw none of the ploggers were wearing gloves. That made me want to gag a little!
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@YrNemo (14396)
27 May
@Poppylicious Some people don't really have any brain!
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@xFiacre (4819)
• Ireland
24 May
@poppylicious Pity that people find the disposal of their own litter such a problem that the rest of us have to do it for them. It’s really not that difficult.
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24 May
The students do it at work. When you question them they say that that's what the cleaners are for. No respect. And no hope.
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@sw8sincere (5024)
• Philippines
24 May
this sounds really interesting.
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25 May
It does, doesn't It? Maybe there is hope for the future.
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• Preston, England
24 May
great that people are getting more litter conscious and using recycling to build houses is a great idea
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25 May
Some people can be very creative with rubbish!
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@rakski (21053)
• Philippines
24 May
Oh yes, that is right. If people will only do that then there will be less litters
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