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Spain is … limpiar

I’ve been on the ground in Spain for a bit over 24 hours and already something is evidently clear: their ground is clean. 

There’s no trash anywhere. 

Why that is I don’t know. It may be there are clearly not as many fast food joints, people walk more or there’s simply not a disposition to throw things away. 

If Espana is like other European countries, the recycling rate is very high vs. the U.S. They are environmentally conscious, not just on trash but realization global warming is real, broad support for clean mass transportation, energy efficient small cars, etc. But quite literally, I haven’t spied enough litter to fill one bag. It’s amazing. 

Sure, my judgment is based on one day. But in that day I’ve walked in Barcelona and Pamplona and so I’ve liked what I’ve seen. Or not seen. 

About Dave Bradley (260 Articles)
I'm the one behind two totally unrelated blogs; one on 15 years of writing a weekly letter to my kids (plus other recipients), the other on my localized environmental responsibility. I'm a writer by trade and both endeavors are accepted practice for me. As for the letters, my adult children Ellen and Reid may have seen letters as corny at one point, but it's accepted practice for them, too, to find something in their mailbox other than bills and junk mail. Email and texting don't do a lot for me for a lot of different reasons. Snail mail has its place in the communicative world so as long as they keep selling stamps, I'm buying. As for 'Pick Up Your Path' and the environment, I advocate what citizens can do themselves to take a direct hand in their neighborhood environment. But Pick Up Your Path is also a general environmental blog. It may be largely about litter and trash, but both of those are just one element of the total environmental picture.

1 Comment on Spain is … limpiar

  1. Richard Bargoil, Community Development Blogger // September 15, 2017 at 8:42 pm // Reply

    Dave, I thought we might have time for a beer before we all went our separate paths. I had planned brief you for what will seem to be far too much toilet tissue you are likely to encounter along your Camino. We men just take a whiz wherever we can find a place; however, women are a bit more proper and using tissue to dry themselves. Sherry finally insisted that I stop thinking about it. My only advice is to assume the tissues you encounter are biodegradable and will take care of itself. If this is still a,challenge, then you will can resort to partaking of good and very affordable wine, which should help with the distraction. Enjoy!

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