I took a stroll yesterday morning along the lakefront trail to get a sneak peek at the set up of the Chicago Air and Water Show.
As I was walking, I took note on how many garbage and recycling bins were set out to accommodate the large crowds that will be at the beach this weekend.
Just from where I was standing facing North Avenue Beach and Castaways to the South, there were at the very least 6 recycling totes in view.
A little more North up the Lakefront Trail, a bit more away from the main drag of the event, I counted 4 recycling totes. While it is kind of ugly to have totes perched out in the middle of the beach, I think it is totally necessary. Unfortunately, recycling has to be as convenient and easy as possible, otherwise, people will not do it.
Walking further North, I started looking for pieces of trash or recyclables that were so close, yet so far from where they belonged.
Bah. People. One time I was just about to start a hike and on the parking lot I noticed about ten cigarette butts…and the garbage can only about ten feet away. Laziness? Craziness? I don’t get it.