Other people's rubbish
On his way from Glasgow to London, the renowned English psychiatrist Theodore Dalrymple observed how, over a stretch of six hundred kilometres, almost every metre was strewn with strands of rubbish, fluttering in the wind like Buddhist prayer flags. And he wondered: what is the reason for this? What does it say about a country if everyone simply drops his or her litter as they please?
The situation is not much better in the Netherlands. Here, too, every schoolyard is littered with chewing gum stains, and more than half of the plastic water bottles never reach the waste bins but land quite a distance away.
Dalrymple, a well-known criticaster of modern (British) life, wrote a book on this theme: Litter. How other people’s rubbish shapes our lives. ForumDwarsdiep invited him to present his views. He will discuss this topic with René Cuperus (Wiardi Beckman Foundation), Bas Eickhout, member of the European Parliament for GroenLinks and Charles Vlek, emeritus professor of environmental psychology. Hans Harbers will moderate the discussion. You are cordially invited to participate.
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Note: The timeslot from 7 to 8.30 PM was chosen with care. The discussion will end early enough to allow participants to watch the European Championship quarterfinals at 8.45 PM (in which the Dutch national soccer team could have played).