Littering Planet Earth is selfish

2016-06-22 06:00

THE ANC launched its manifesto at the Harry Gwala Stadium on 12 June.

Post the launch, Alexandra Park was strewn with litter with no respect shown for our environment.

This seems to be a pattern with political parties and government-organised gatherings. Three years ago the ANC left the Truro Hall complex littered after a social ills programme and not long thereafter, the Department of Health employees did likewise to the Protea Grounds after a wellness day programme.

We are showing scant regard and setting poor examples to the youth.

Earth sustains us and is struggling to give us water and food due to challenges from the severe drought. Schools prioritise anti-litter and enviro­-friendly programmes, however, these programmes need to be driven in the workplace too.

Universities are not excluded - the local campus is now an eyesore.

We are the only ones on this planet who have to work to sustain ourselves, yet we show extreme disregard for Mother Earth.

Msunduzi is sadly cluttered with litter and the biggest culprits are the many businesses who dump litter on pavements. The inner residential areas decay must be attributed to residents who carelessly dump their waste on vacant land, on street corners and along school fences.

Commitment, awareness and effort­, coupled with sensitivity for nature, will assist in keeping our surroundings clean. Community education must be on-going and the law sternly applied.


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