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My days as a magical Litter Fairy have come to an end

Roslyn Dee


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'Litter breeds litter. It’s what social scientists call the ‘broken windows syndrome’, whereby people are more likely to deface a particular area if they see that the place is already sullied'

'Litter breeds litter. It’s what social scientists call the ‘broken windows syndrome’, whereby people are more likely to deface a particular area if they see that the place is already sullied'

'Litter breeds litter. It’s what social scientists call the ‘broken windows syndrome’, whereby people are more likely to deface a particular area if they see that the place is already sullied'

What kind of person winds down the window of their car and tosses out sweet wrappers or an empty cigarette packet or a plastic bottle? The kind of person who doesn't give a damn about others, that's who.

I've witnessed it so many times - that car-window disposal system. Most recently just a few days ago as I was driving on the outskirts of Bray.

It makes my blood boil. To the extent that, in the past, I have actually hightailed it after the culprit, flashing my lights to show my annoyance. The last time I was given the two-finger salute, indicating that it was none of my business.