Look to others for help with waste management
IN THE SATURDAY SUN’S August 8 Editorial Do More To Stop Illegal Dumping, I would say that a desperate plea was made for an end to illegal dumping. And suggestions were made to bring that about.
However, I would ask the questions: why is it that no Government made any serious attempt to prevent what the country is like today? How can the rulers of yesterday and today say it was not lack of vision?
Now look at the vast acreage of very productive land covered in vine, bush, wild trees and so on. The Government and others have, to my mind, indiscriminately abandoned/dumped good land and the people are only following the lead in dumping. And to their credit not good land and household goods, but bad equipment and other waste. And please remember the great and mighty are always telling us of the trickle down effect. So do you think that is what the country is undergoing?
Please permit me to give you something to think about. In the United Kingdom, when I was there, if you bought a fridge, washing machine, stove, the delivery man hooked up the new and took away the old. Can that not be done here? I have been told the same, more or less, is done in Canada.
If that is the case in those countries, I am sure that the Barbados high commissioners and other appointees would be able to advise Barbados. On top of the above, the NATION can make enquiries to know where and how others get rid their environment of waste.
– HORACE GREEN