Ever go to the beaches in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Labrador City and say to yourself “why are people such slobs?”
The amount of garbage people leave behind is amazing.
If you check any beach you will find, tires, car parts, old machinery, diapers, broken glass, paper plates, clothing, old rope from ships, and the list goes on and on. Going to the beach is like walking through a minefield and takes away from the beauty that dots the landscape.
For many people going to the beach is one way of beating the summer heat, so the question is why would anyone want to destroy the beauty that surrounds them?
All this begs the question, what is the town doing to curtail garbage on the beaches? Absolutely nothing, it seems.
The town has no trash cans in place for beachgoers, so instead of taking the trash home to dispose of, people leave it on the beach.
The answer is quite simple: the town needs to put trash cans in the beach areas so people have a place to dump their trash.
Even more than that, people need to clean up after themselves, so others can go to the beach and enjoy walking and swimming without having to dodge the mess left behind.
We all have a role to play in protecting the environment — and promoting the enjoyment of the beaches for everyone in the community — so we have to do our part and keep it clean.
After all, would you like someone to come to your house and leave his or her garbage all over your lawn?
Let’s be respectful and clean up after ourselves.