Ever watch someone go out of their way to avoid a piece of litter? It’s really quite hilarious. A kind of dance is done to skip over, skirt or step around an errant shopping bag, coffee cup or fast food wrapper.
Some litter on the streets of NYC — like soda cans on the subways steps at rush hour, is downright dangerous. But who ever leans down to pick up that can or coffee cup and drop it in what’s now likely to be a nearby trash or recycling can, or God forbid, even take it home to make sure it gets disposed of safely?
If I told you you wouldn’t die, you wouldn’t be late to dinner, and no one would think you were weird, would you bend down to pick up a stray piece of trash?
How dirty or dangerous do New York City’s streets need to get? What would it take for you to pick it up?
Pick it up, New York! (Add YOUR CITY here?)