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Nasty Jamaicans must change their ways

Published:Wednesday | March 22, 2017 | 3:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Finally, someone in authority is prepared to call it like it is.

On Page A5 of The Gleaner dated March 21, 2017, the National Solid Waste Management Authority executive director Audley Gordon stated: "Some Jamaicans are nasty!"

Very, very true!

The nasty habit of many Jamaicans to dump garbage in gullies, as well as dumping trash, plastic bottles and styrofoam containers on roadways can only be described as an illness.

Our gullies, waterways, and beaches are awash with human waste and garbage.

Our governments must take their fair share of blame for not setting the example by ensuring adequate and efficient garbage collection, as well as placement of skips and drums to encourage people to dump in containers, rather than into gullies or through car windows.

 

Recycle

 

There is certainly credence to the suggestion to tax manufacturers of items distributed in plastic bottles and styrofoam containers, and use this tax, if it is not caught up in the national coffers, to collect and recycle.

That must be one of our generation's objectives!

CLYDE V. PAUL

cpaul.yps@gmail.com