It is a shame that in this time of financial stress on people and government, the state of Tennessee should have to spend more than $3.8 million on an anti-litter campaign. We suggest the anti-litter money be used to drive home the enormous cost of litter. Appealing to people’s pocketbooks seems is a good way to get their attention. Litter is 100 percent preventable, and might be the most basic social responsibility. Even animals don’t foul their nests. Tennesseans surely can do better…….
We suggest this year’s anti-litter grants be used to tell people how much litter is costing them. Roadside signs, billboards, media advertising and fliers could outline how much taxpayers spend to clean up after litterbugs. Tennessee spends more than $11 million on litter cleanup each year. Local communities spend an additional amount. And you can add to that the $3.8 million for the anti-litter container tax. Littering is an expensive, nasty habit.
Source: Jackson Sun