It’s 2020 and for many, the world has changed – and yet some things, some people, remain the same.
There have always been humans who throw their litter on the ground, heedless of the fact a bin is just around the corner.
Is it stupidity, for not knowing how to use a bin? Is it arrogance and rudeness? Maybe both?
But my earlier hopes that this pandemic would inspire people to have more awareness and respect for the environment was expecting too much from some members of the human species, it seems.
Now these litter bugs have a new item to discard – used face masks.
Why put it in a bin when you can leave these single use plastic items, covered by germs (maybe of the virus itself), on the ground for wildlife to harm themselves by eating, a child to stumble upon, or a cleaner to have to pick up?
There are many mysteries in the world and the logic that goes on in the minds of these Covid litterbugs is just one.