EDITORIAL: What type of moron engages in littering?

DO YOU throw your fast food trash out the window after you finish eating it?

Do you drop your plastic drink container on the ground as soon as you drain the last drop?

I didn't think so.

So what type of moron engages in rubbishing our community?

This type of behaviour is aligned to vandalism.

The irony is that some of this littering goes on in the most beautiful bush and coast settings in Central Queensland.

So here we have people motivated to enjoy the wonders of the great outdoors but are so delinquent in their way of thinking that they would drop their scraps and wrappers without any thought for what they doing.

It seems incredible that we need to consider a Cash for Containers scheme as an incentive for people to recycle their used bottles.

But that is the case with the launch of the campaign at Farnborough Beach on Saturday.

Toby Hutcheon from the Boomerang Alliance said that these schemes worked elsewhere such as South Australia where 80% of drink containers were recycled.

Queensland's rate was just 30%.

That number to me indicates this community as a whole can do much better in this very important recycling area.

The Plastic Bag Free Livingstone campaign is an example of what can be achieved by a dedicated group of locals.

It's actions like this that inspire others to get involved in making this a cleaner and better place to live.

It doesn't take much effort to do the right thing.



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