Garbage not confined to India’s cities

Dear editor,

With reference to the article that appeared in the Jan. 7 issue, Filmmaker shedding light on a filthy world, I wish to comment that while the discarding of garbage in Indian city streets is deplorable with no apparent resolution in sight, while I am not condoning strewn garbage, it does present a benefit to the slum-dwellers and pariahs who scavenge through the garbage, selecting tins, plastics, bottles, etc. which they then sell to recycling agents and earn a small income which feeds them. The garbage isn’t just confined to the cities however, as it also gets tossed out through bus and train windows into the beautiful countryside, which I have witnessed personally having lived in India.

Eric van der Holt

Courtenay

 

 

 

 

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