Litter attracts litter

I admit I don’t pick up every piece of litter I see.  It’s simply not possible—I would never make it to work in time, or home, again!  But as a result I do see social norms in action.  Take this scene at the Swindon train station.  I pass through here on my way to the office every day, and noticed the Costa cup appear on the railing a few days ago.  This afternoon it was joined by a friend from McDonald’s.  This underscores why regular cleaning—not just the occasional pick up—is so important in breaking the cycle.  Of course, stopping litter in the first place is even better!


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