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We must Stop Littering!

Updated on June 25, 2013

Creature of Rubbish Grows!

I recently moved to a new apartment where I face onto a tree-lined lane; beyond the trees is an expressway. The trees and green space are a natural shield helping to conceal the ugly view of the expressway. As I sat looking from my balcony day after day I could literally see the trees and greenery getting swallowed up by a massive creature made from the rubbish of those who have used this lane during their travels.

Teens Over Feeding the Rubbish Creature

I was saddened to see that the majority of the contributors are high-school students coming to and from the high-school down the road from my home. I was concerned of their lack of concern towards the enviroment as these are the future rulers of our planet. Day after day they continued to feed the creature showing total disregard for this lane a tiny spec in the world but alas it is the spec that I call home. I did not want to sit idle watching the green space being devoured bit by bit by the creature of rubbish. It was time for me to take action and stand up and fight the creature!

We Must Teach Future Generations to Fight Against the Creature!

I racked my brain trying to think of what actions I could take that might help destroy the creature of rubbish residing here. It was getting bigger by the day as it remained unchallenged. Maybe we need to teach our children the importance of keeping our planet clean; maybe schools should be giving our children some education on how to dispose of rubbish properly and responsibly. We should try and instll in them that it is their planet that they are abusing and destroying every time they toss a bit of rubbish or trash- they are contributing to the demise of their home- planet earth.

The Power of Putting Pen to Paper!

I noticed there was no city rubbish bins on this green- space making it easier for the rubbish creature to continue to grow; eventually it will smother the life out of the green-space if it's not challenged. Well I decided to send a letter to the city of Kitchener in which they responded. In my letter I explained my concerns asking if they could put some city garbage bins on this stretch of road. They explained to me due to resources and vandalism they could only put garbage bins in the city parks. But they did send some city workers to come and clean up the rubbish. I was so thrilled when I looked out my window to see the city workers battling against the creature of rubbish. I must say they did a great job in unveiling the natural beauty that lay hidden under the creature. They told me they would monitor the area but also let me know I was welcome to contact them again if need be; hopefully I will not see the rubbish creature showing it's filth on my little spec in our world again.


We must all try and do our part to keep our world clean; we must try and remember that it shouldn't be just the rubbish on our own doorsteps that concerns us but beyond also. It is definately a good place to start battling against the many creatures of rubbish that reside on our planet. We must treat our home (planet-earth) with the respect it deserves. If there is not a garbage bin in the near vicinity we should keep our garbage until we are able to dispose of it properly; and we will feel better about doing this rather than the filthy alternative. So let's stop feeding the creatures of rubbish and keep our home planet green!

Fighting the Creature of Rubbish

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      Pamela-anne 5 years ago from Miller Lake

      Thanks RTalloni I was thinking the same thing in that we need to teach our children by example. take care pam.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      What a great response from your city! Maybe you could organize a neighborhood group to promote the concept of why littering is bad and that group could work with the local school to help educate the kids. They kids might really appreciate a bit of leadership to help them organize themselves for cleanup days.