My previous posts on collecting litter on my daily walk have all involved my own suburban neighbourhood or local park.
Since I work downtown now, I thought I’d take a stroll at lunch and keep my eyes open for trash along the way.
Imagine my surprise when I could barely find a thing! My own sleepy street is a virtual magnet for snack wrappers, cigarette packs and the biggest trash culprit of all *drum roll* Tim Hortons cups.
But I must have covered about eight city blocks before I came across even a stray bit of paper. And Tim Hortons cups? Nada, niente, rien, none.
I did collect a few stray bits here and there … and one particularly smelly plastic bag that I realized (too late) was from a dog walker, if you catch my drift. *shudders* Even though I was wearing my winter gloves, I definitely ran inside once I’d dumped my “finds” in the trash bin and washed — no, scrubbed — my hands. Overall, however, a light day in Litter Lady world.
Either there are more city workers tidying up Toronto’s downtown core than my little street … or city dwellers are a bunch of neat freaks compared with suburbanites … it’s a mystery to me. Maybe I should apply for a government grant to study the situation? 🙂