I swept up dust , sand and dead flowers and dropped olives ( from our olive trees) , but what really upset me was the amount of cigarette butts just dropped by the people who pass by , now I must have swept up over a 100 butts , and only ONE dead straw !
Now a cigarette filter takes from 18 months to up to 10 years to decompose , and when you realize just how many cigarettes are smoked daily here in Malta , that’s a hell of a large sum (http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2018-05-31/local-news/World-No-Tobacco-Day-20-of-Maltese-population-smoke-regularly-4-smoke-occasionally-6736190847) and has an annual turnover of approximately 116 million euros ,I am not surprised straws are the innocent victims of social and political media .
Moral of the story ? Dispose of your rubbish , may it be a simple cigarette filter , straw , or beer can , PROPERLY !
Stephens opinion in many matters are valid in is own little world , any offense taken , is up to the individual !