Dear Litter Dropper,
I went to the park with my toddler yesterday and you had left crisp wrappers, cigarette packets, a pizza box to name just three all over the park.
Why did you do that?
There is a bin on the path into the park, I would estimate about 20 steps away from where you dropped your litter. The bin is even in a shape of a frog, it’s a little fun, don’t you think?
Yes, there is a picnic table for picnics of pizzas, crisps and fags but it isn’t a restaurant, someone isn’t going to come and clear your table (or floor in your case) when you leave. My toddler saw your empty can of pop and thought it was something interesting, probably treasure. I only just stopped him from picking it up. I don’t mean to be dramatic but what if he had cut his finger on it?!
I know that when all of us families go home and put our children to bed, other people use the park. It is a public place, I don’t have a problem with anyone using it. But, and I am at risk of sounding like your mum here, clear up after yourself.
We use our local park as a place to let off some steam for my toddler and for me to have a little sit down, a break if you will while he runs around. Neither of us can do that if you have left the remains of your snack about the place.
So I ask again, please put your litter in the bins before you go home.
Thanks and my kindest regards,