Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Water on Earth Day rubbish in the city
The city try to clean up our waterways and the industrial pollution is far better than in the past with a good range of wildlife including kingfishers in quiet spots. But - It's sad how uncaring people can be of our environment with the way they dispose of litter.
The canal and river wind their way through the city with a footpath enabling you to walk the entire length, a green lung for the city. Unfortunately parts are spoilt by sights like this. Swans here are nesting amongst floating plastic bags and rubbish. :>(
This is at the shallow edge of the water just beneath where I sat to draw the scene below.
The recent move by supermarkets to persuade people to stop using plastic carrier bags can only be a good thing :>)
Why don't they go back to the paper carriers for those who come without a bag of their own? from sustainable sources of course, they are much more environmentally friendly - and look much nicer too.
previous work done here