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Covid: 'Stop litter blame game and give us more bins'

Posté : lun. 5 avr. 2021 11:14
par geemong
Covid: 'Stop litter blame game and give us more bins'


A student is campaigning for เล่นเกมสล็อตฟรี more bins at a spot blighted by mass gatherings and litter after lockdown eased,
saying everyone should be "allies tackling a problem".

Isidora Jovanovic, 24, has started a petition to Cardiff council after being disgusted by the litter left by crowds enjoying the sunshine
in Cardiff Bay.

Young people were unfairly blamed, she said, and everyone needed to help.

A city councillor said more bins had already been placed around Cardiff.

The steps of the Senedd were littered with empty cans, wine bottles and nitrous oxide canisters this week, leading to what
Ms Jovanovic called a "blame game".

The masters student, who lives in Roath, said it was "really upsetting and disappointing" to see the mess people had left behind
and even tried to clean some of it up herself.

"There was a lot of ***spam*** to be honest - glasses and bottles - and the wrapping from fish and chips," she said.

"It wasn't just the bay. Roath was quite filthy, Bute Park as well. You had dog walkers and runners picking up rubbish.
I took a couple of bin bags out with me just in case and filled two of them and couldn't collect everything, it was just upsetting.

"It was a very hot day so I think there were more people, so more mess was going to be left. But I think once you've had a few
drinks as well people just can't be bothered or just maybe don't think about it."

Her petition calls on Cardiff council to put more bins around the city to "encourage people" to responsibly dispose of their litter,
but she said it needed to be a joint effort.

"I think the onus is more on us to clean up our rubbish. Seeing a bin next to you might encourage people to do that.
Human nature can be quite lazy sometimes."

She added that hearing young people being blamed for leaving litter was unfair, as "a mixture of ages" were doing the same

"It's a difficult one because I would consider myself a young person. I don't think that the blame game is helpful or productive,"
she said.

"We are all allies tackling a problem and it's more about coming together with the council too, hopefully.

"If we are to approach it with curiosity as to why this is happening then we can work together to find a solution.
When we get this feedback off the people causing the mess and we work with them, then there really is no excuse when
the solution is implemented."