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Covid-19 Aftermath

Updated: Jul 23, 2023

A little insight in the city Plochingen

Since the weather started getting better, I decided to grab my camera and walk around my city, to see what's blooming and growing around here. Sadly, there weren't only flowers and trees sprouting from the ground, there was also a lot of trash, especially masks. As I continued walking, I realized that I stopped looking for the young green of this year and started looking for masks lying on the floor and in the bushes.

So, this was my route. I've been walking and I don't know how often the city cleans up the streets, so I can't tell how long these masks have been lying there. Based on their looks, a few masks have been there for weeks, while others look like they were never worn. I don't want to blame the city for this mess, I'm just wondering how it is possible that so many masks in such a small area end up on the floor. I could imagine that people who throw their cigarette filters on the street are the same people who do the same with masks, but most masks I found were next to a school and a kindergarten. So, who are these people? Teachers, students, or parents? I have no idea. It makes me sad.

But no worries, a few days later I grabbed a bucket and cleaned up this mess. I hope that with the end of the pandemic and no need to wear masks, people don't get the chance to drop trash recklessly on the floor like that. Even though I found lots of masks, the majority of the litter was still cigarettes. I am also not perfect, I too sometimes drop something without noticing, but let's not litter on purpose. So, let's be more careful with our environment.

collected garbage
collected garbage

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Arthur Welsch
Arthur Welsch
May 09, 2022


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