Why “open the window and get it out” doesn’t work


At least paper still rots. This observation was made by dieter heberlein, an employee of the bavarian farmers' association (BBV) in the bamberg/forchheim area. Shards from bottles carelessly thrown out of a car can be dangerous. If they get into the feed – hay or silage – the consequences for the animal and the farmer can be dire.
Drivers are particularly likely to dispose of mull in the area of junctions with higher roads, i.E. When they have to wait.

"In the high grass accumulates there already what " so his observations. He is glad when in such areas there are at least ditches and bushes, which provide a certain mull buffer to the agricultural flats.

Nevertheless, the mull cannot remain there and must be disposed of. Depending on the type of road, different authorities are responsible: for municipal roads, the municipality; for state and federal roads, the state construction office; and for county roads, the county, in the case of the bamberg county, its county construction yard.

He has a total of 30 employees who have to take care of 55 district roads with a total of 293 kilometers. Once a year, in spring, the verges are cleaned, and the mulch is collected from the grass. A four-man team spends three weeks on the job, says matthias meister, deputy head of the district's public works department. If necessary, there are also special operations, if the track inspectors are on special suspicion, for example, after events, gestoben are.

The district construction yard also mulches and mows along the district roads. In contrast to other types of grass debris, what is left on the straw cannot simply be disposed of in composting or in the ground, but must be treated separately by the disposal partner beforehand. Which results in corresponding extra work and costs.

The fact that mulch collection is not necessarily one of the favorite activities is shown by the descriptions of the building yard employee julia pfister, who was out and about with the troops in the course of an initial training: bottles, plastic cans, chewing gum packets, coffee-to-go cups and fast-food touts.

The latter in the area after fast-food establishments where the contents of the tute are consumed, according to meister. With regard to the staff's gagging actions, he explains that he would like to use this working time for more sensible activities. "We have more important things to do." If only everyone did it the way they do it at home, you'd end up cleaning up, too.

What do the police actually have to say about this throwaway mentality in road traffic?? "It's not right to throw gauze out of the window," he said and it is anything but permitted. When a patrol sees something like this, the officers don't look away, makes markus dotterweich, spokesman for the bamberg-land police department, clear. It is, after all, a regulatory offense, and for that there is a report, which is then pursued through the district office of bamberg and punished accordingly. Quite apart from the fact that the colleagues take the mullrowdy in the duty, he must dispose of his leftovers immediately properly and thus take back again.

It would be nice if everyone did the same," says BBV district chairman edgar bohmer. He is familiar with the increasing recklessness of some of his contemporaries and has already discovered all kinds of curious things on his flats near medlitz. "What else can we do but take them home and dispose of them ourselves?. He has particularly unpleasant memories of the old car tires.

In addition, floods in the bohemian heartland always bring surprises that come to light once the floodwaters have receded. This means extra work, which of course is not reimbursed in any way. "But I can not leave the things lying around." Coarser plastic parts were suffocating the meadow underneath. With other coarser parts again there is the danger that machines are damaged by it.
However, it is difficult to prevent small plastic particles from getting into the food. "They usually leave the shoes for luck." But even then they have to be disposed of separately.

Some parts are simply printed and incorporated, others were left to rot in the course of time, explains the BBV district chairman. In the end, however, they had no business on the agricultural flat.

In turn, he said, the rough collection campaigns were too rough and could not be afforded. So in the end there is nothing left to do but to appeal to people's common sense so that they dispose of their mull, whatever it may be, in a proper way.

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