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In a lifetime, the average American will throw away 600 times his or her adult weight in trash.

Did you know tips

Smart Tips

September 18, 2008

Trash Talk

Think hard and fast
Before you toss that trash,
Garbage has a tendency to last
Leaving the earth with a gash.
 

Anti-Litter Bug

  • The next time you head to the beach or park (or anywhere really) remember to pick up all your trash and throw it away before leaving. While it may seem obvious to some, sometimes it can be easy to forget about those candy wrappers left behind and we need a little reminding.
  • Without a fulltime maintenance crew, when trash is left behind or littered it can take anywhere from a few months to hundreds of years for that trash to decompose and break down.
  • Take it a step further by helping clean up the litter in your community. Simply grab a trash bag, head out to your local park and get to work. You’ll be amazed (and disgusted) at how much trash is left behind each day.
     


Check It Out

The Story of Stuff: www.storyofstuff.com/

Stop Littering: www.stoplittering.com

Get Kids Involved: www.cleansweepusa.org

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