Now we all know that dumped plastic bags (and other plastic waste) are a big problem when it comes to keeping our respective countries (and seas, oceans, etc) neat, tidy and environmentally sound, but did you know that toilet paper is a problem in Australia? Neither did Tachoblog until we read about it on TwoCrowsDown’s excellent blog ‘Diesel and Dust‘.
TwoCrowsDown reports that he’s been ‘totally amazed lately by the amount of toilet paper blowing around in the bush alongside many of the more popular parking bays on the Great Northern Highway, Western Australia.’
In this region the parking bays don’t come with toilets. TwoCrowsDown told Tachoblog that ‘if you need to do a bit of business – you grab the roll of toilet paper ( usually nicked from home or a roadhouse down the road ) and bugger off into the bush where you have a bit of privacy and drop your pants.’
Click below for more and the simple solution…
TwoCrowsDown continued, “Now the nice, polite, boy scout thing to do is to drop a shovel full of dirt on top of your great achievement and the toilet paper you used to make sure your reintegration into society goes smoothly.
“Sadly, not many out here are anything close to boy scouts.
“It isn’t that hard though. I bought a collapsible shovel for $15 that does the job. Burying the best part of yourself not only keeps the place looking clean and tidy – it also keeps the bloody flies away!
“So try it next time. And Keep Australia Beautiful.”