Electronic scooters are described as eco-savvy – a low alternative to short emissions by car, and more convenient than your own feet. But in some cities, they have become another form of pollution.
In places like Oakland, Los Angeles and Portland, people have become weary of using plastic scooters – freely distributed on footpaths by companies such as Bird and Lime – that they threw into lakes and rivers, in this case Los Angeles, the ocean . In Oakland, and The New York Times Journalist Jack Nickas Foreman A fishing man from Lake Merritt, one of the oldest sanctuaries of North American wildlife and an important sanctuary for actual birds; he is said to have withdrawn 12 times in one day and received a small pecuniary reward from each of them. Director of the Merritt Lake Institute, according to Slate, Met with scooter companies to express concern about the damage that submerged scooters can do to the natural environment.
These fears have become widespread, And the problems not only in waterways, but for companies. Is it really a sustainable business model if a number of your products are thrown into the lake in frustration? What does this say about the satisfaction of the target audience?
in this time, Slate Reports, it seems that companies such as Beard and William lean on the investment capital cushion to absorb the losses of scooter sabotage and dysfunction (the scooters themselves are not terribly durable). But in the meantime, activists such as the founder of the Portland Scots Blog on the PDX River, documenting the small transportation options that have been dropped in Wilamette, want to encourage people to vent their frustrations in ways that are less damaging to the environment. "There are a billion better ways to fight the man," he said. Slate.