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Tobago is being trashed

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Tobago is being trashed

We stayed in Tobagho last year and we were shocked at the way local people treat the environment . Driving through the rain forrest one day we saw a group of local men throw beer boottles out a car without a care. Sadly on the way back to the airport our Tobagan friends did the same. When we said why? They smiled and said "chlll"

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recently in antigua i was driving behind some tourists who were in a rental car. They did the same.....

I have never seen garbage thrown around as i have done while on holiday in the uk. This isn't unique to tobago or any other caribbean island.

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Not everyone throw stuff out of cars etc. *SMH* such a shame abt those 'litter bugs'

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It happens in every country ... unfortunately more so in Tobago and Trinidad. And it's that kind of mindset that leads to the lazy attitude towards most things except when it comes to Carnival.

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More in T&T than any part of the world?

And not everyone partake in Carnival.

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In my experience, the problem of litter is no better or worse in T&T than in the UK or most European holiday resorts.

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Come on ellonway You cannot take that attitude about your your island. As a visitor I was a aware that all I brought with me I would be taking home . Call me a tree hugger but I respect this planet and all who live on it. Tobago is a great island and I was saddened to see the way it was being treated. Can I go out on limb here and say that famiiarity breeds contempt.. You dont know what you have till its gone. I Have another thought. Perhaps the people with no employment in the tourist industry think they have no future and just look on

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In comparison I think tht Tobago is cleaner than Trinidad.

We can educate the public abt littering etc but in the end it is up to the individual to act accordingly. It's sad that some people need to be constantly policed to obey the law; like they need someone in authority watching them all the time to behave correctly.

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porcaoEngland

I completely share your sentiments, philosophy and attitude towards caring for the environment and, like you, am dismayed and upset by the total disregard others have by carelessly leaving rubbish everywhere.

My comment was meant to suggest that the problem of rubbish left discarded in the environment rather than carefully disposed of, is not unique to the twin island republic. I quarrel when I see bottles, plastic and food wrapping discarded on the ground or on the beaches in Tobago, the Canaries, the Greek islands, the streets of Glasgow etc..

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been to spain lately?

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