It’s everywhere, in every neighborhood and on almost every street in the city. Litter – whether it’s old fast food packages or used tires – has been a problem around Mid-City and beyond for years.
While occasional community cleanups are helpful, Jake Rickoll, president of the Tulane Canal Neighborhood Association, said it’s not enough to stem the barrage of litter found all over the city. A combinations of city-sponsored programs – such as Keep New Orleans Beautiful – and education in schools is needed “for anything to change.”
“There needs to be a cultural shift,” Rickoll said. “I want to get people riled up about this because we need to be angry.”