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 Post subject: Re: What should I do when I see litter on the side of the ro
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:51 am 
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I know that it is wrong, and I do apologize for that, but I can't drive past litter wthout picking it up. For fear of being mentioned in the "Gallery of shame", I wait untill there are no cars around and then get out and pick up the litter.

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 Post subject: Re: What should I do when I see litter on the side of the ro
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:40 am 
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I pick up most litter on the sides of the road... exceptions are toilet related items. Cool drink cans, beer bottles, and anything plastic get placed inside my nice brown paper bag and gets disposed at camp. I once saw a poor hapless snake that died after getting its head stuck in a can. So sad... :(

Do I know it is against the rules? Yes
Will I stop picking up litter? No

How may I become an HR so that I may legally continue doing what I know deep down is the correct thing? Does anyone have a link to an application form?

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 Post subject: Re: What should I do when I see litter on the side of the ro
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Look under Special Interest Groups at the top of the page, click on Honorary Rangers, and then contact the branch nearest you for information. Look forward to having you on board!

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 Post subject: Re: What should I do when I see litter on the side of the ro
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I know that it is wrong, and I do apologize for that, but I can't drive past litter wthout picking it up. For fear of being mentioned in the "Gallery of shame", I wait untill there are no cars around and then get out and pick up the litter.


That is exactly what I did Rooies, on my last trip, but it backfired.....

I saw an energy drink bottle half drunk on the side of the road between Malelane & Skuk. I stopped, looked around and popped out of the car and picked it up. Just as I got to my door, a police car slid over the rise. :big_eyes: :slap:

The officer :rtm:

I got aggressive and told him what I thought of the gits who had caused me to do this darstardly deed :sniper:

He let me off with a warning. Now, if it is clearly not 'dangerous' litter, I stop right next to it and open the door slightly and pick it up. I will have to learn with a very heavy heart to drive on after reading the above.

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 Post subject: litter problem in Kruger
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:30 pm 
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Hi,

not sure if this is the right place to post this...

i recently got back from the park and am very disappointed in the state of the park.
it feels like a rubbish tip...

(we stayed in Lower Sabie rest camp)

on all our game drives i couldnt help but notice how many bottles are lying on the side of the road.
paper and plastic are also around but broken bottles and cans are now no longer as rare a sighting as they used to be.

i know we cant choose who to let into the park but is there not a clean up effort that is in place to help clean up the mess?


at one stage 10km out of Lower sabie i was seeing a bottle every 50m!!

i am also looking for the link for customer feedback but i suspect it is down at the moment.
if someone could help with this?

Thanks

Keith


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 Post subject: Re: litter problem in Kruger
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Hi Keith,

Just to add my 10c worth - the take away packaging that the camps are using i.e. L S, Skuks, Pretoriuskop, Berg n Dal etc is 100% bio degradable. We supply it to Compass. :lol: :lol: :lol: It is made of sugar cane pulp which is a sustainable resource as sugar cane is harvested once a year. HOWEVER - this doesnt mean we can litter :naughty: :naughty: :naughty: :naughty: :naughty:


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 Post subject: Re: litter problem in Kruger
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What i really do not understand
Do this people also litter in their backyard and the living room :roll:
or must the holy car stay clean inside :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: litter problem in Kruger
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To look at the flip-side, I recall DB posting some stats on a major trash initiative that was undertaken (money, manpower) that yielded a relatively small pile of trash. Could the problem be isolated to a certain part of the park?

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 Post subject: Re: litter problem in Kruger
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So much litter on the roads :( Makes me very sad.

Occasionally, I see guys walking along the roads picking it up :thumbs_up: . Not often enough though.

In the last week i've got out of the car several times to pick up things like plastic bags and beer bottles. I know i'm breaking rules, but I refuse to drive by things like that. Sadly, i'm seeing so many used nappies in the road :big_eyes: I don't pick those up. What goes through somebody's mind when they throw something like that out of a window?! :sniper: I also don't pick up the masses of toilet paper that litter the roads :(

I did let these guys hang on to their spoon though.

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 Post subject: Re: Not speeding - but tail gating
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Sometimes people "tail gate" behind you for some time and when they overtake you, you tail gate behind them again, almost as if they want to say :tongue: gotcha :D . But I know it is usually not like that as people in Kruger are by far mostly friendly but it can get a bit much if someone is driving on your tail feathers :? .

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 Post subject: how many *cigarettes* stompies did you see today
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I was just wondering, but how many stompies did you see on your travels around the park today. :naughty: :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: how many stompies did you see today
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 Post subject: Re: how many stompies did you see today
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I saw one in Groenkloof today, but it is not Politically Correct to speak about those people like that. :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: how many stompies did you see today
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:redface:

I meant cigarette stompies laying around the roads and camps.

:thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: how many stompies did you see today
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But that is my pet peeve as well NG, I hate it, especially around the Braais. :evil:

I am a Smoker, but I NEVER throw my stompies on the floor.

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