Coastal scenic spot in Keelung overwhelmed by garbage bags left by random drivers
By: Ching-Tse Cheng, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Despite the presence of surveillance cameras, residents near the popular coastal scenic spot have reported over 100 cases of drivers throwing garbage out of their windows in the last 12 months. The garbage not only emits unbearable smells but also attracts stray dogs.
Residents of the neighborhood said they are extremely troubled by the frequent littering. They added that many litterers persist even after being warned.
A coffee shop owner surnamed Chang (張) told media that he once spent NT$100 (US$3.6) to mail a bag of trash back to the offender after finding his address on a piece of paper inside the bag. He said he was fed up with socially irresponsible people who litter in public places. [FULL STORY]