It’s finally the weekend, so we jump in the truck and head up the mountain road to take us deep into nature and away from civilization. The clean cold air is exactly what was calling to us and with the fresh dusting of snow, we knew it would be the perfect outing.
We are up in the woods, and park our truck behind another and start gearing up our toddler. Then I notice there is a guy sitting on the tailgate of the truck in front of us, smoking and drinking beer, with a heaping pile of stuff in the box. I wondered to myself ‘what is this guy doing?’.
As we start walking up the long dirt road, the truck leaves and I completely emerge into the wilderness. My daughter laughing as her dad shakes the snow off the trees, the powder crunching under my feet and the sweet sting of the cold air filled my body warmth. Nature truly is a glorious gift we should never take for granted.
But why do some people still continue to take advantage of the outdoors? Returning to the truck I spot these beautiful couches in the ditch. Now I don’t know if this happens everywhere but in BC Canada, go up any mountain road and guess what you’ll find. Trash. Furniture. Appliances. Vehicles, of those committing insurance fraud.
These things do not decompose; they will not become soil one day or help the environment out in any way. Yes there are signs on every road saying dumping is illegal, but how is it enforced? It’s not. No one can patrol the back roads in hopes of catching this happen because the back roads are immense. It is up to people, us, enjoying the dirt roads and the nature to notice and report if someone is doing this, because sooner then later we may not have access to the roads we all love to explore.
Jumping back in the truck after taking this picture, I thought of the truck with that pile of junkbon the back. I peered out the window looking to the ditch in hopes I wouldn’t find exactly what I did. The pile of trash, freshly dumped into the ditch, sat on top of the fresh snow.
I instantly was angered, wished I had payed attention to the model of his truck or wrote down his license plate number.
Please human beings, we need to stop dumping our trash in the woods. Recycle, thrift, go to the dump or better yet try not to buy more then you need to create less waste. Have a couch you just don’t like anymore but is still in perfect condition? Keep it! Because it works.
Our society tells us to have everything new, keep up with the styles but it is slowly destroying our environment. So stop dumping your trash, start helping to protect our earth and get the most out of your items instead of just buying new.