Green spaces marred by litter left from grass cutting

Grass cutters attach nylon strings (above, right), measuring 20cm long, to the ends of their machines, which spin them at high speeds to slice through grass. These strings litter the grass afterwards.
Grass cutters attach nylon strings, measuring 20cm long, to the ends of their machines, which spin them at high speeds to slice through grass. These strings litter the grass afterwards.ST PHOTOS: LIM YAOHUI, ARIFFIN JAMAR
Grass cutters attach nylon strings (above, right), measuring 20cm long, to the ends of their machines, which spin them at high speeds to slice through grass. These strings litter the grass afterwards.
Grass cutters attach nylon strings (above), measuring 20cm long, to the ends of their machines, which spin them at high speeds to slice through grass. These strings litter the grass afterwards.ST PHOTOS: LIM YAOHUI, ARIFFIN JAMAR

2,600 nylon strings used in cutters' machines picked up by volunteers over two months

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

In four hours, he gathered 213 nylon strings that come from grass-cutting machines. Measuring 20cm long, most of them are white.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 07, 2018, with the headline 'Green spaces marred by litter left from grass cutting'. Print Edition | Subscribe