Planet Garbage

re-note

Veteran
Aug 1, 2016
Bremen - Germany
Rolf
Wherever I walk around looking for beautiful images I am confronted with an increasing amount of garbage.
As I cannot turn a blind eye on what my contemporaries throw away in all places I have decided to give the revealing remnants some attention.

these pics are just some random ideas
 

Matero

All-Pro
Jan 28, 2014
Helsinki, Finland
I’ve ran into this as well, and it irritates me more than is healthy. I’ve started to look bad when I see someone trashing and acting as citizen police asking whether your mother is following you and picking that up?! But it seems war that can not be won.
 

wee-pics

All-Pro
Sep 13, 2016
Germany
Walter
I absolutely agree with you, Rolf. Not only the younger generation, it's a majority of all people who throw away whatever waste they have exactly where they are just standing or walking. Considering it the job of local administrations to keep our surroundings clean. Every time I come to Switzerland I see the difference that it makes when kids are educated not to throw away anything anywhere. I've often asked myself how they achieve it and what goes wrong in our country.
P1025310.1.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 
Last edited:

tonyturley

Hall of Famer
Nov 24, 2014
Scott Depot, WV, USA
Tony
I absolutely agree with you, Rolf. Not only the younger generations, it's a majority of all people who throw away whatever waste they have exactly where they are just standing or walking. Considering it the job of local administrations to keep our surroundings clean. Every time I come to Switzerland I see the difference that it makes when kids are educated not to throw away anything anywhere. I've often asked myself how they achieve it and what goes wrong in our country.
View attachment 229777
Same on this side of the ocean. I have driven through small rural communities that were immaculate, where properties are well maintained and the community is clean. They are in the minority, unfortunately. I have visited many other places that almost look like open dumps. I just scratch my head and wonder what happened to personal and civic pride? I have stopped visiting one area where I used to love riding my bike and photographing the streams and beautiful waterfalls. The last few times I was there, the garbage along the trail and the water was awful.
 

theoldsmithy

Hall of Famer
Jan 7, 2013
Cheshire, England
Martin Connolly
Who remembers that episode of Mad Men where the Drapers just throw away all their debris from a picnic? It seemed shocking but it must be more common again. Our village has a litter pick every so often, and even here it’s disturbingly productive. I have worked out that we are exactly one Big Mac meal’s distance from the nearest McDonalds drive-through.
 

wee-pics

All-Pro
Sep 13, 2016
Germany
Walter
When I asked a very friendly Greek who drives around with a mini pick-up collecting this kind of garbage in town every day if he doesn't despair of mankind he smiled at me and said: "Look at it this way, it's just this kind of behaviour that secures my living."
 

MoonMind

Hall of Famer
Dec 29, 2013
Switzerland
Matt
The tiger mosquito's (Germany's latest dangerous invasive mosquito species) preferred layer, no less ...

This feels almost tongue-in-cheek, comparatively - and it was gone today (two days later):

GR000803.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


EDIT: As an afterthought: This "neat" kind of littering always strikes me as incongruent ... I mean, why? But anyway ... I won't get an answer, I know.

M.
 
Last edited:

re-note

Veteran
Aug 1, 2016
Bremen - Germany
Rolf
The tiger mosquito's (Germany's latest dangerous invasive mosquito species) preferred layer, no less ...

This feels almost tongue-in-cheek, comparatively - and it was gone today (two days later):

View attachment 230281

EDIT: As an afterthought: This "neat" kind of littering always strikes me as incongruent ... I mean, why? But anyway ... I won't get an answer, I know.

M.
You are right, Matt, there is no answer.
I simply suspect it could be the urge to hurt the feelings of more organised persons.
 

MoonMind

Hall of Famer
Dec 29, 2013
Switzerland
Matt
You are right, Matt, there is no answer.
I simply suspect it could be the urge to hurt the feelings of more organised persons.
The only thing I could come up with was that someone intended to come back and finish the tin - or something similarily moronic.

Maybe, though, they don't consider it littering if it's done "orderly" ...

Anyway, in today's reality, you have created endless opportunities for posting shots. Another "mixed emotion" one ("Urban nature" being the other) where "liking" a shot isn't appropriate. Maybe we need a "nail-on-head" emoji ;)

M.
 

Bart J D

Veteran
Nov 11, 2019
Antwerp

p141202263-6.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


Somewhat colourful

p262015158-6.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


On a small country road

p1415023540-6.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


Near a small nature preserve

2012-Varia_Leica_2012-10-14_14-04-58_01366-Edit-X2.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


Cap Gris-Nez, on the beach

p465131908-6.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


on the cliff



It's everywhere :confused:
 

Latest threads

Top Bottom