I was shocked again yesterday by the while driving from Brampton to south Mississauga. The litter is unbelievable, and I'm well aware that it's the same way right across the GTA.
Driving down the 410 is absolutely shameful with wall to wall litter in the grassy area between the two highways.
It was bad last year, and now that the snow has gone, it's even worse this year. But I'm not about to blame the province or the municipalities for letting this get out of hand, I blame the citizens.
There's no way the province or any city can keep up with the filthy and selfish habits of day to day commuters. The litter on our streets and highways is mostly coffee cups, water bottles and disgusting cigarette butts.
All things that you know have been thrown directly from a car onto the highway. Things that could easily be kept in a car until you arrive home and then placed in the garbage can.
But for some reason attitudes have changed. People want to get rid of their garbage "now" with absolutely no regard for the environment, and to expect the city or province to keep up with it is way too much to ask.
It all falls on the shoulders of the people.
The off-ramp from the 403 to Erin Mills Parkway is grotesque. When did it become acceptable to stop your car, open your door and empty your ashtray onto the road? And who are the type of people that finish a McDonalds meal and then throw everything out the window.
The hypocrisy amazes me and only serves to highlight all the insincere bullshit that surrounds global warming.
Everybody's concerned about the environment as long as it's convenient, as long as somebody else actually has to do something about it.
But when it comes to keeping the inside of a car tidy - screw the world.