Trash. Lot’s of litter. One of our biggest pet peeves in PR is the lack of respect for this beautiful island.
I had a conversation with a friend last week about the trash, litter and overall disrespect for the land. He had a great perspective. He said;
The United States was exactly the same in the 1970’s. People were throwing their empty cigarette packs and beer cans out the window. It wasn’t until local organizations, the forestry service and the government started educating the people on how bad littering and trashing the environment was that things started to change.
I couldn’t agree with him more.
When we first moved here, I thought everyone littered and I was disgusted by it. Now, years later I realize that there are many Puerto Ricans that love their island (not just the culture) and take care of it.
This guy modified a shopping cart, put his own sign on it and has adopted an area of road in Añasco that I drive by every day. He works hard, has pride in what he does and the road looks great there. Thank you for your thankless service ‘guy with the awesome shopping cart’!