Sunday, 16 November 2008
this clean and pleasant land??
I have always been a litter picker upper, this could be down to growing up in the countryside or as of late just irritated by the actions of others. This feeling has been reaffirmed as I now live within the New Forest so I can see first hand the rubbish that is dropped daily.
Whilst travelling through New Zealand, (and yes it is every bit as beautiful as the tv ads) and (I would love to live there one day) you can feel the respect everyone has for their country, I didn't see a scrap of litter any where and you wouldn't even dream of chucking a banana skin.
So why in a country where the people have unlimited access to the outdoors do they manage to keep it clean and new, whereas we with our limited outdoor pursuits do manage to choke it with plastic bottles and the like?
I've made a resolution, call it a 'new years resolution' if you want, I've already put it into action however; my vow is to carry a plastic bag with me and collect any rubbish I see. On one such outing I came home with 7 bottles and 2 cans! I might even keep a running total of items collected!! Lets keep Britain tidy!
Any excuse to post a picture from NZ!