Friday, October 30, 2009

Another Plastic Bag Car Launch

Fascinating to me is how unconscionable some people are about throwing trash out their car window. Second time in a week I had to stop and wait for traffic to pass so I could pick up the abandoned bag that was launched out of a car window This one ended up being blown into an area on Kerr Ave where many other unwanted one-time use items have landed. Until we put a value on this one-time use trash, people are going to continue to launch it anyway, anywhere, anyhow. What is tragic is often times there is still some food substances on these items and little critters go out in the road to check it out and then BAM.

So if you know of anyone that is a trash launcher can you asked them not to do it? Even food that will biodegrade is a problem for animals looking for a bite to eat. It could be their last.

1 comment:

  1. Bonnie,

    This post is so timely--when I was at LAX a few weeks ago I ran into a woman who admitted that she throws her fast food wrappers out the window. She felt guilty admitting it but said she'd done it on more than one occasion.

    It's shocking to hear this and even more shocking to witness it. I remember driving behind a swerving car in Tucson when the driver suddenly threw an empty Absolut bottle out the window. I was furious. It makes me worried about reducing trash in the ocean when we're treating the earth like one giant garbage can.

    Lindsey Hoshaw