Grass cutters littering in the green spaces they are hired to maintain

Grass cutters attach these strings to the ends of their machines, which spin them at high speed to slice through grass.
Grass cutters attach these strings to the ends of their machines, which spin them at high speed to slice through grass.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
Telecommunications consultant Bill Bremner, 54, gathered 213 translucent nylon strings that come from grass cutting machines in just four hours.
Telecommunications consultant Bill Bremner, 54, gathered 213 translucent nylon strings that come from grass cutting machines in just four hours.ST PHOTO: JEREMY KWAN

SINGAPORE - When he spent an afternoon walking around Upper Bukit Timah in mid-October, telecommunications consultant Bill Bremner kept his eyes fixed to the ground, picking up something most would overlook.

In four hours, he gathered 213 translucent nylon strings that come from grass cutting machines. Measuring 20cm long, most were white and some were blue.

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