A letter writer laments the litter seen on Surrey’s streets.

Trash talk on litterbugs

I can only hope that my son will grow up knowing that littering is utterly unacceptable.

The other day I was out with my eight year-old son picking up garbage on our street, as we have done before.

My son asked me, “why do people litter?”

I didn’t have a good answer. What am I supposed to say to him?

I don’t know why people litter, why smokers think the world is their ashtray and why people think it is okay to abandon their used furniture on city streets and sidewalks.

I can only hope that my son will grow up knowing that littering is utterly unacceptable.

 

Ken Donahue

Surrey

Surrey North Delta Leader

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