The Problem With Gum
March 15, 2007 7:27am CST
I was walking into Walmart last night and noticed how many gum spots that were squished into the pavement. There are a lot! Then this am, on the local radio station, the morning broadcaster (who is also a city official) was complaining about how gum is polluting the streets of our city (once its on the ground and smooshed in, its almost impossible to get off)...then he mentioned Disney Land is the cleanest part because they do NOT sell gum on the premises so therefore, there are not any gum spots on the ground... What do you think? Has your city said much about this?
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15 Mar 07
My city has not said anything about gum in particular - but about littering in general. There is a fine for littering, but I have never heard of anyone beeing fined. I think littering in general is a huge problem - gum is one of the worst things to throw as it is impossible to remove. I may loose something on the street, but I never consciously throw anything outide the garbage bins. I would not throw anything on the floor of my house - so why should I do that outside. people should start caring a bit more what their environment looks like, and make a positive contribution. just because there is a lot of junk laying around does not mean you get to litter as well.