This post is devoted to garbage problem in Kazakhstan. Garbage left in the street alongside with barbarian attitude to nature around us, our dwellings and even our lives are closely related to simple rules of upbringing. It is sometimes enough to take a brush to change a life to the better.
Larisa starts her working day early in the morning. She has been working as a loader at a state enterprise for 7 years already.
She starts cleaning the area when inhabitants of the city are still in their beds.
We get even more problems because of people’s attitude. They can throw bricks and pieces of furniture right into the dustbins instead of putting them nearby. Containers break due to heavy load as well as cars.
Others are too lazy to put trash bags inside the dustbins and leave them nearby. It’s us who have to clean the place.
It would be great if children at school were taught how to keep their yards clean. It’s not difficult at all.
It takes an hour to load one garbage-removal truck.
40 trucks a day are needed to clean the area.
They go to a dumping ground after that.
The yard-keeper named Kuralai can’t help the loaders as she is too busy with her work.
Her spot is located next to the railway station that’s why a greater amount of garbage is left here. She complains that people refuse put garbage into dustbins and leave it as it is.
She needs half a day to clean the area that will be all dirty the next day again. She doesn’t have any weekends.
Kuralai says amount of garbage is growing every day and she is going to quit the job soon.
She doesn’t have enough time for rest. The area gets dirty soon after it is cleaned.
Garbage can be collected not only near the dustbins and inside them but also next to some houses. Sergey is called Garbage King by his neighbors.
Segey ignores complaints of his neighbors and refuses to clean the territory.
He loves collecting garbage that can contain some precious exhibits.
It’s not clear what can be done to the king yet. His garbage collection will keep growing until any suitable decision is found.
Local young people organized a protest action by marching across the city streets with garbage bags on their heads showing that people who don’t care about the garbage problem have garbage instead of brains.
The guys hope that next action will be attended by more people.
Abandoned cemeteries are now also used as garbage grounds.
Local authorities tried to separate the cemeteries from the rest part of the city surrounding them by fences but several passages were still left.
The second cemetery is surrounded by gates and not by fences.
Some graves are cleaned on the Parent’s Day. But as the cemeteries are very old many deceased don’t have any relatives any longer and their graves are left dirty.
That’s how they live being surrounded by garbage.
A civilized person will always put a bottle into a dustbin.
We need social advertising and regular volunteer clean-ups.
It’s all about upbringing. Talk about the garbage problem. Garbage will consume us if the problem is ignored.