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Getting trashed

To Lezlie Lowe,

Thank you for your column about our city's trash problem. When I first moved here eight years ago from Ontario, I couldn't believe how much litter there was in Halifax. It hasn't gotten any better. When my daughter and I go for walks we carry a plastic bag (recycled of course!) to pick up pizza plates, coffee cups (and do you ever notice it's always Tim Hortons cups?) and anything else that shouldn't be there.

Why is it that my one-and-a-half-year-old daughter is smart enough to get upset at the garbage on the street and want me to pick it up, but we have grown adults tossing things out of car windows as they drive by?

I think it's time for more environmental awareness in our schools, starting in grade primary. I also think it's time for The Coast to publish a "being green" column and start educating the adults out there who should know better, but obviously don't.

By Renée Hartleib

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