Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Pick It Up, Seriously, It Won't Bite

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Pick It Up, Seriously, It Won't Bite

Article excerpt

LITTERING is terrible, but walking past other people's litter is also wrong.

It amazes me how many people can walk past a pile of rubbish lying on the beach and "tutt tutt" at the person who left it, but do nothing to pick it up.

I'd say the vast majority of people fall into this category.

And it is very sad because what do they think is going to happen to the rubbish that is left there?

Either someone will pick it up or it will get washed into our oceans and cause damage that could have been avoidable if we all were a little more proactive in taking charge.

Picking up other people's litter doesn't earn a person a prize, but it does speak volumes of their character.

At the last council election, the simple, unscripted, behind the cameras act of one Sunshine Coast councillor sealed in my mind who I was going to vote for. …

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