On busy summer days visitors arrive in their thousands on the La Perouse peninsula. They come with picnics or buy take-away from the local cafes.  The remains are often left around rockpools (as in the photograph here), on beaches, the roadway and parklands and sometimes find their way into the bays to add to the pollution.  Even the rubbish that is deposited in bins is an impost for Randwick ratepayers who are expected to foot the bill for the installation and maintenance of bins as well as the collection of rubbish and tipping fees.  It’s a lose-lose all round because the waste can’t be recycled.  If visitors were encouraged to take home  what they brought in and facilities were available for recycling and composting at the Take Aways the local environment would benefit and so too the ratepayers.  Part of the answer is to bring in container deposit legislation not only on bottles but also other containers.

One Response to “Australia Day – Rubbishing La Perouse”
  1. Max says:

    This is called trashing your heritage. On the 26th January 1788 the English Fleet left Botany Bay and on the way out greeted the French coming in. It happened a hundred metres or so from the sausages on the paper plate.

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