Today’s trash was picked up at Hanson Farm Park in North Haven, CT. This lovely “forever cup” from Dunkin’ Donuts was greeting park visitors until yesterday. But have no fear fellow earth lovers, this piece of trash is now in a bag in my car! ( Not great, but at least it’s better than where it was!)
I actually heard ducks quacking in the nearby brook when I got out of my car to pick up the cup. It was a little unexpected treat that made me smile as I bent down to grab the flattened styrofoam. I took it as a little thank you from nature. It was a nice moment that I wouldn’t have had if I didn’t stop to pick up that garbage.
Perhaps you too will have a nice moment of your own if you stop to pick up some litter.
Our world is a beautiful place full of unexpected goodness that might only be discovered when one does something unexpected!
And on a side note, this is just ONE example of the D & D trash that I see. It is all over our roadways and filling our streams and parks. I think it’s about time companies like Dunkin’ Donuts start cleaning up their mess. Or at the very least educate their customers about why littering is bad and how they don’t want their name associated with the trashing of America. We all play a part in this garbage mess and it’s time we ALL start doing something about it!