Getting back to Normal

After the two-week saga of Woody Woods, today was a “normal”rubbish walk along a small section of Malmesbury Road – only 1.5 hours, 2 bagsof rubbish and 1 bag of recycling (24 cans, 10 glass bottles, and 21 plastic
bottles).  This is a slight decrease from when we last cleaned this area on 1st February, which is encouraging. 
However, the Knotty Man is still out and about – we found at least 8
Golden Wonder crisp packets along the path he is known to frequent, both
knotted and unknotted. 

Wondering why I used normal in quotes up there?  There is nothing “normal” about picking up litter.  It simply shouldn’t be there in the first
place.  There is never a reason for
anyone to litter – only excuses.  Having
to clean up waste that should otherwise be put in a bin or put into recycling
wastes time, effort, and money – all of which could be used for something else.  £1 billion pounds a year are spent trying to
keep Britain tidy – that is the equivalent of 38,644 social care workers, 4,400
libraries or 33,200 nurses
.  Shouldn’t we
try to make that the new normal?

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