Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Items found Tuesday, October 28, 2008

  • 6 aluminum cans (4 Budweiser, 1 Bud Light, 1 Schlitz Malt Liquor)
  • 4 plastic bottles (1 Dasani water, 1 Gatorade, 1 Glaceau Vitamin Water, 1 Pepsi)
  • 2 glass bottles (1 Frontera Chardonnay, 1 Everfresh Premium Papaya)

  • 1 rubber band
  • 2 plastic carrier bags

I'm flabbergasted by how much outdoor consumption there continues to be of cold beverages. It's cold outside! Miserably cold! I could understand people drinking coffee, but not beer, water, or juice.

Only 5 of the 12 recyclables listed above were found during my usual walk to and from work. The others were found during a 5-block detour to a store I don't usually go to. Maybe I should go there more often, just so I can pick up more recyclables from the street the store is on. The store sells delicious Fair Trade chocolate, so after picking up trash I can reward myself with chocolate.

The Pepsi, Glaceau and Everfresh bottles were all wedged together at the opening of a storm drain, and would have washed down into the drain the next time it rained. I need to pay more attention to storm drains and see if I can rescue more bottles from them. I'll limit myself to bottles that are still at the opening and haven't yet fallen down into the cesspool below, because even if my arms were long enough to reach down, I shudder to think what germs may lurk within drains.

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