Steviebike wrote:I'm fed-up with letter. Everywhere I go there is litter. It ranges from lunch boxes to the entire contents of a house. You can go to the nastiest industrial area to the most beautiful scenic areas in Taiwan and find litter. I really don't understand as I thought that the Taiwanese loved this island but, the lack of respect and contempt by dropping litter really upsets me.
Jut the other day I was at a small fishing harbour looking at to sea where I could see a small fish in raft working away, one of the fishermen was eating his lunch box and I was admiring what they were doing. I had total respect for them. He then threw his empty lunch box and chopsticks into the sea. How could he do that? A singular act you might say. The week before I saw a man outside his own home throw his disposable wooden chopsticks into the drain, the day before an man threw his empty cigarette pack to the floor and it goes on.
But nobody will say anything - not the Taiwanese way - and they continue to litter and ruin their own environment with trash. Sure they only want to make money and leave the shitty city behind. But it wouldn't be a shitty city or island is people didn't treat it like one. The Taiwanese are quick to respond to criticism on this board, please respond to this.
I do hear and see that it's better. The reason I am told there is a lack of public trash cans is because people throw their bags of garbage from home in them because they can't wait for the garbage truck.