November Challenge : junk man

My first entry to the Thanksgiving Challenge.  I picked up these items during Tuesday’s ride through the Norfolk Plains.  I couldn’t carry more as I hadn’t planned to start today.

I will ad a crate to the carrier next time and will be able to carry a lot more.

A bloke cycling in (mainly) Tasmania

7 response to "November Challenge : junk man"

  1. By: The Navigator Posted: November 6, 2018

    That’s a very nice little family of discarded beverage bottles. Now that NSW has container deposits/refunds for bottles and cans, I’m wondering if that will see a decrease in litter…..

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: November 6, 2018

      I reckon the deposit / refund system will result in less litter. The Tas State Government are finding it all too hard to implement the system here. I recall quite a few years ago that a group of young fellows from Tas had a flat bed ute and went on a mainland trip. They regularly filled the back with roadside cans and bottles and paid for their fuel that way – through states that had the deposit system.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: November 6, 2018

    Nice Tony. I have a tentative plan to take a trip down to the beach to do some junk scavenging some time this month. So far however, the month has been too full! We don’t have that deposit/refund law here in Washington state and I wish we did. I do think it helps, as some other states that have that law seem to have less of this kind of litter (and less broken glass to try to avoid).

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: November 6, 2018

      Thanks Nancy. Having limited space I normally choose glass bottles to pick up. Less glass to be smashed by the slashers. Less chance of cyclists getting punctures. With a crate I can do more !!

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: November 6, 2018

    Good man Tony!
    I strongly suggest a plastic (and very impervious) liner for the crate — the remaining liquid in those containers is vile!

  4. By: Suzanne Posted: November 7, 2018

    We have the deposit/refund on many but not all glass and plastic bottles. Doesn’t keep people from throwing the stuff in the garbage containers anyway. But I also see many people every day rummaging through the bins to find refundable bottles. I usually “contribute” my refundables by placing them next to the garbage bins so that people can take them. They are always gone in short time.

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