Pitch in by picking up trash while out walking
Do you rolex watches ever look at the trash thrown out of cars and wonder what kind of slob would do that? You get an idea when you pick up the trash as my wife Susan and I do on daily walks.
The slobs drink cheap beer. Bud Light accounts for about 70% of the beer cans, and Budweiser most rolex watches of the rest. I wonder if we’d be better off lowering the deposit on beer and pop to 5 cents and extending the deposit to every bottled drink that comes in a container smaller than a liter.
Although only 25% of Americans are smok rolex watches ers, we see so many cigarette packs that the percentage of smokers among highway slobs obviously is much higher.
I suspect if you talked to the people who dump the trash they’d say they love the outdoors. But no one who cares for the environment could make a mess like that.
I’d encourage those who care to help clean up, because we’re never going to change the slobs. They aren’t the kind of people who respond to reason.
So if you drive to see fall color or hike through the woods, carry an empty grocery bag. You won’t be able to pick up everything, but even a little bit helps.
Last year, I started carrying a plastic grocery bag on walks. Soon I carried two bags, because we’d often fill one in the first mile.
At first we tried picking up everything. But there was so much that we soon limited it to thicker plastics, Styrofoam and metals, because we learned that thin paper and plastics disappear pretty quickly when exposed to sunshine and rain.
You might ask why the people who run McDonald’s and Burger King don’t do more to minimize their impact. I suspect there are wrapper materials that would biodegrade faster and more completely than those they use.
We find odd socks along the roadside. You never find two, not even when you look for the mate, one of the mysteries of roadside cleanup. When we find one, it reminds me of my late father, who had a collection of single socks and swore my mother had to have a one legged lover living in the attic.
Occasionally, we get a bonus. This morning, I found a high quality rubber bungee that went into my pocket. So far this summer I’ve found a dozen bungees that still have life.
We used to stuff all the junk into our trash cans at home, but then I decided to sort out the beer and soft drink cans and bottles.
We average about two returnable cans and bottles per walk, and I’ll use the dep rolex watches osit money to buy myself some beer.