It has been 9 months since I last uploaded a photo of litter that my son and I picked up in our area. This was around the time that Fingal County Council installed a bin on the open space area near our house. This was in addition to the bin they installed beside the nearby pedestrian lights.
Since then there has been less litter and we mostly throw the few items that we find directly into the bin without photographing it.
A few days ago my wife, son and I went out for a walk in the area. I brought a bag as I knew that we would come across litter.
The bag filled up quickly and was overflowing shortly after that. My son enjoys picking up litter and especially enjoys putting our hauls into the bin.
We collected over 30 items. Some of the items had been on the ground for a considerable time – the labels were bleached by the sun.
While the addition of two bins mentioned above has dramatically reduced litter in the vicinity, we collected most of the litter in locations where there isn’t a bin, but obviously should be one.