April 17, 2012 9:30 a.m. Weather: 3 degrees, chilly and grey. I could have cried this morning when I drove over to the plot of land that edges the Shawnessy Home Depot. It had been mowed. No team had been assigned to pick the plastics and debris while the pieces were intact. Patricia of the Escalation Department of the Home Depot, in Atlanta, Georgia had informed me that the plot had been mowed…but yes, readers, you guessed it…they don’t know WHO mowed it. I can’t imagine how the individual felt who had to sit on that mower and watch such a large amount of plastic be ripped apart…knowing full well, it would end up blowing into the pond across the road or littering miles of land to the south. I spent a full hour picking up ripped pieces of plastic…materials that only days ago, were bags, boxes and packages. These had blown from the road’s edge all the way down onto the slopes.
I was broken-hearted. Whoever is responsible for this expedient ‘fix’, has had a negative effect on the surrounding area; environment AND wildlife. Later, I will post the quantity of material specific to the mowed yard, collected on this one trip.
This film…the day I reported to Home Depot, my concerns for the surrounding environment.
This film…taken today.
It’s interesting that, in fact, plastics break down…but they just become smaller and smaller pieces. If you can’t see the mess, you can pretend that it’s NOT there! To prove a point, “Out of Sight/Out of Mind”, I’m posting a single photograph, without appropriate citation. I found it here.
If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it. Tennessee Williams