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Old 09-02-2007, 07:49 PM
 
Location: FL - Autumnal Miss
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Specifically, I want to know if there are cigarette butts all over the ground. In the big cities, medium sized cities, and small towns.. break it down by coast or whatever. I just feel like I've been living in an ashtray my whole life.

I'm in Florida, fwiw.
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Old 09-03-2007, 06:43 AM
 
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I was in Canada about a month ago and I can say from what I've seen in Brampton and Downtown Toronto, it's pretty clean. I don't know if it's cleaner than Florida, but where I live is pretty clean, no dog mess, no littered streets. However, if you want to Compare downtown Toronto to the five boroughs of New York (Bronx, Booklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island), Toronto wins without a doubt; even the subways are cleaner.
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Old 09-06-2007, 10:00 AM
 
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i was in downtown toronto about 2 weeks ago. it was the cleanest city of it's size i have EVER seen! just because it was too unbelievable, i actually took a picture of the one piece of garbage i saw on the street the whole week.
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:38 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Specifically, I want to know if there are cigarette butts all over the ground. In the big cities, medium sized cities, and small towns.. break it down by coast or whatever. I just feel like I've been living in an ashtray my whole life.

I'm in Florida, fwiw.
What do you mean by "Clean"?

The Canadian big cities in my mind are cleaner than most US cities.

How about rivers? Do you know anyplace in the US where they think nothing of losing hundreds of trees in the rivers and waterways that actually constitute a hazard to navigation?

Paper mills? Probably not acceptable in the States.

Farms are like the equivalent in the States...Farmers are as clean as practical and never any cleaner.

Perhaps fewer abandoned buildings in rural areas than in the US. The Canadians tear them down mostly.

Mining? Probably worse in Canada. They count on the vast geography to make it all OK. Does not always work.
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Old 09-07-2007, 04:08 PM
 
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I just visited N.Y (Manhatten) and I can only compare the two cities. Toronto is by far cleaner, for its size. Although people will always litter (and I still don't understand why), we do have a pretty good municipal service regarding keeping our city clean. Garbage is picked up on a regular basis and streets and sidewalks are swept regularly. I was shocked when I visited Manhatten, esp. the subways which were pretty scary and dirty. Our subways are far cleaner and well maintained. As for living in an ashtray, we do have a no smoking policy in Toronto establishments, therefore you can go out, dine and attend entertainment spots without cigarette smoke being blown in your face.
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:39 PM
 
Location: FL - Autumnal Miss
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Thanks for the feedback.

I am mostly wondering about cigarette butts and fast food litter. It seems to be spread everywhere here. Even in our parks. That's the most concerning. :/
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Old 09-25-2007, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Honestly, it's a vague question - you're going to find more cigarette butts/fast food litter in larger cities.
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Except in a few nice small towns, I've always seen chewing gum stuck into the sidewalks and roads. Same in Canada as in the U.S.

Anywhere you look you can expect to see a few dozen pieces of chewing gum mashed into the sidewalk. Sometimes they end up stuck to your shoe.

I don't think I've ever been to a "clean city," if any even still exists, by my standards.
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