Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Earth Day 2014... not pretty!

Earth day trash pick-up
I was saddened to see just how much litter had collected on about 100 yards of the pond's shoreline at Bassett Creek Park.  What disturbs me most is the wasteful one time use items such as polystyrene coffee cups, that might have a use of 5-10 minutes, and then be discarded. After being tossed it may take nearly an eternity to decompose.  There is also considerable up front environmental cost to producing such throw away products.

Pictured at left is the trash I was able to pick up in about an hour and a half yesterday.  I would encourage all to do your part in cleaning up the environment and lobbying for less use of styrofoam and other such disposable products.

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