To the Editor,
Re: Litterbugs have no respect for community, Letters, Sept. 27.
The fundamental problem the litterbugs have is none other than their attitude.
A good system and facility are not enough for the people who have no guilty conscience for littering. On Departure Bay Beach, which is approximately 350 metres long, there are 11 big garbage bins and many passersby to witness the littering, yet the beach is still sometimes littered.
What is critical to developing a good attitude is education – thus I consider school to be the most effective tool to combat the littering.
I am not 100 per cent sure if the schools in our community provide proper education to the students about littering, because I sometimes see garbage scattered on the school grounds.
How can students educated in such an environment be expected to stop or reduce littering?
If the parents can set examples for respecting the community at home, and the teachers help their students to culture good attitude at school, we may see a litter-free Departure Bay Beach in the near future even without the help of 11 big garbage bins.