Talking to truckers along Pinewood Drive (and they like to talk when they see our volunteer sign), Ontario is one of the biggest provinces with the least rest stops and facilities. Ditches all over are a mess because of it. Saskatchewan has better and more garbage containers. Alberta, even better, have a deposit on plastic water bottles and consequently, people pick up and cash in.
According to some ‘regular’ truckers to the USA, nothing beats their plenty rest stops with clean, maintained washrooms. Why are we, who depend on truckers, so far behind the moon? Oh, I forgot, it’s money!! Well, people in charge — get your priorities straight!
Getting to personal questions about their trash — some showed me their bag of garbage and swore never to discard anything out of their window. “It’s always the other guys from a foreign country if you know what I mean?” Really? Boy, I have heard it all.
Then there is this thing with Tim Hortons… Yes, they provide a good product, but is nobody making their coffee at home anymore? I seem to have developed an allergy to those red cups, having picked up crushed, aged, fresh ones by the thousands every year; even in places so remote, only a bird could access. I wish I had ten cents for every one.
Yes, and how about the plastic shopping bags and water bottles. The government in their ultimate wisdom has admitted that they are a problem, and outlawed them, but when are they going to be taken out of circulation? If I had ten cents for every bottle or shopping bag, maybe I could afford new teeth or a holiday — but until then, they mess up our environment, and we have to pickup up empties sometime filled with…?
Enough for today, there is more to come. Meanwhile, Please be kind and don’t litter.