For a few months now I have been noticing piles of dirty plastic bottles on both banks of the Cooks River. It seems that some local hero is spending quite a bit of time collecting the bottles & other pieces of plastic litter & putting them in a pile ready for either Marrickville or Canterbury Council to remove them.
To whoever is doing this, I thank you. You are one of those quiet achievers in the community whose work is largely unrecognized. It’s hard & dirty work.
It is not uncommon to see both adults & children fling their plastic bottle away once they have emptied it. Seeing the piles of bottles is a strong message to stop littering. One bottle doesn’t look like much, but a pile does.