Tuesday, November 11, 2008

litter bugs

I am so over people throwing things from their car. I've become a bit of a nasty on this one. I report them!

Take today for instance. Stupid person (not sure male/female but assume male due to make of car) slowly cruised past me and then moved into my lane without indicating. This riled me. Don't mind if you move into the lane in front of me BUT let me know you are going to!

The window wound down and a lit cigarette butt appeared out through the window on the drivers side. Now I was really cross. It is so dry at the moment and the temperature today is very warm so it is only an IDIOT that thinks it is ok to throw out a lit cigarette butt out of the window.

Then there is the pollution issue - these butts don't decompose and are washed into the storm water drains which go straight into the bay, if we had any rain.

So I memorised the registration number and where we were. Once I was home I got onto the EPA website and reported the dirty litter bug.

If you know me and live near me be warned.....I'm watching you!


Anonymous said...

I didn't know you could do that, report to the EPA on a website? (Off to look)

widget said...

It's really great in being able to post a complaint about pollution and polluters. Here is the website

Anonymous said...

Good for you for reporting the guy. I rarely see people actually littering, although when I take walks it's obvious they do. The cigarette thing pisses me off--they're throwing something LIT. As in "fire." Then my car has to run over it. I just don't get why it's so difficult for people to hang on to their garbage for a little while until they get to a trashcan.

My word verification is "copstoes."

Vanessa said...

Good for you! There is no shortage of idiots out there. Litter is especially bad with the damage it does to the environment.