l have enjoyed watching Comic Relief - and seeing all the work that goes into raising all that money - This year an amazing 48 million. Watching the children in Africa - all the poor orphans who work all day on the rubbish tips picking out plastic bottles to sell for about 10p a day. They sleep rough - risk having all the bottles they have found - stolen off them by the bigger kids.
When interviewed - they all crave an education. Desperate to be able to go to school. And all seem to have aspirations to be teachers/doctors/lawyers etc. There command of English language is incredible.
Then this morning l watch the news - and see that the UK spent £80 million this last year on clearing up take-away containers/rubbish and fly tipping. Most of this is dropped by ‘yobbos’ who have never wanted a decent education. Seeing the state of city streets after these youngsters have had a night out on the booze - then finished off with a take-away. Dropping the cartons and wrappers in the street.
Pity we can’t do a swap - send our hooligans out to Africa and see how they manage without parents- money and benefits.
The worlds gone crazy. The charities are helping all they can in third world countries. And they are very grateful - and must think life in UK to be ‘perfect’- when we have an element of our population who do not take responsibility for their own actions, and make life a misery for hardworking decent folk.
2 out of every 3 children in Africa dying from malaria. The mosquito nets are said to be £2-50 each. l am sure China could supply the nets for a fraction of that price - so again someone’s making money out of the unfortunate.
Would making people pay a returnable deposit on all take-away cartons/wrappers work. l suppose not - as most are dropped by people who are inebriated and not really in a fit enough state to know what they are doing.
Most days - l pick up wrappers/bottles/cans etc that have been thrown out of cars in the lanes around this village. l always wear gloves and use a grabber - carry it all back on my scooter. Mattresses/fridges/builders rubbish l leave to the council. We have found actual addresses/bank statements etc amongst the rubbish. But the council and police do not seem to fine the people. All they have to say is that they ‘paid’ someone to take it away! And if we were to ‘tip’ it back at their address we would be in trouble with the law [which is an ass].
lt is a throw away society.