To the editor,
How disappointing that so many people want bigger garbage bins. They are going in the wrong direction.
Look around you at this moment; everything you see, can touch and smell, and taste, came from the Earth, and this how we thank her, by wasting her finite resources. I think of how future generations will have to cope, and clean up our mess. I hope people producing more garbage have to pay more, though that is not the answer.
We can easily reduce our garbage by seriously considering every single thing we buy. Do we really need it? Try the old ‘make do, use it up, wear it out’ philosophy. We talk about throwing garbage away, but there is no ‘away.’ We all share the same home.
S. Bell, Nanaimo
To the editor,
A neighbour of mine said it all when he asked me, “I wonder if anyone ever tried to put a full garbage bag into one of those cans before ordering and distributing them?”
Rod Hancock, Nanaimo
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