It amazes me how a grown up just dumps a candy wrapping on the roadside after eating candy. I mean, where is your conscience? Doesn’t it occur to you that there is a reason there are dust bins along the streets of Nairobi? Yes! i know the dust bins may not be placed in all the streets, but what is just so hard in putting that wrapper in your bag or pocket and dump it whenever their is a bin at your disposal.
Look at Rwanda; a developing African country just like us,i have personally never been there but no worries its on my list of places to visit by 30. Six years now free from tattered pieces of non biodegradable plastics,Oh how sweet is that?
We can do it as well,its only that we have chosen to make plastics a necessity in our lives that we cant imagine life without them.Imagine walking in a city with no sight of plastic bags,no blocked drainage on a rainy day(am sure every Nairobian has come in contact with this on a rainy day).
Just look at Nairobi river today, its hard to imagine it once had clear flowing water in it.Look at how filthy Dandora dump site looks like? such a pity that we have reduced ourselves to this.
So what am i trying to say?life would be much more easier if we just took our waste as our responsibility.You cant complain of the city being dirty when you are among those making it dirty. so anytime you think of dumping something in an unappropriated place remember this be the change you wish to see in the world today.