Stewardship. Whether it is backpacking or bicycling.
I had to pick up and recycle 3 used CO2 carts and 1 Michelin tube box yesterday on the way home.
Ok, maybe the guy/gal was commuting with three empty carts and just so happened that they jingled loose and fell out... three feet from each other. And, maybe, just maybe, a rabid squirrel was attacking and the guy was carrying not only the tube but the box it came it and had to throw the box at the squirrel and left said box in a bramble bush.
It could have happened like that, somehow though, I doubt it.
I have picked up bike tires as well and carried them to the nearest trash can/recycling can. Not to mention the numerous gu tops and gel bags that litter my ride all through the summer months.
Seriously folks, a basic rule we should all be following:
Pack it in, Pack it out.
I carry a trash bag when I backpack and I have pockets when I ride. I think we all have pockets or some device to carry our trash. Can we all use that device?
I know I sound ranty, but this @#$%$ really gets my hackles in a knot.