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Old 09-11-2018, 08:31 AM   #1
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TRASH

Trash has become a huge issue in our country and around the world. We are here is one of the most beautiful places in the U.S. - Florida Keys - but, the trash in the waters is heart wrenching! We have been out into the Atlantic and the Bays snorkeling and diving and the amount of trash in the waters is deeply concerning. We know there are many campaigns to rid the waters of the plastics, aluminum, etc... but, we feel it would be much better if we all just did our part to help by putting the trash where it belongs.



I feel confident that no one on this forum would be guilty of depositing trash where it does not belong and I feel that most everyone here goes a step further and picks up trash you find even if it is not your own. We do and will continue to do so.



We just wanted to remind folks of what we are seeing and hope you will help us spread the word to others. Some things we do that we hope helps in some small way are:
  • to use reusable grocery bags - cloth;
  • avoid buying plastic if at all possible;
  • deposit any/all plastic in recyclable receptacles;
  • use paper products to clean up after the fur babies;
  • pick up and properly dispose of trash of any kind where ever we; happen to be; and
  • spread the word about what we are seeing as we travel our great country.
We believe that if everyone would help out we could significantly reduce the amount of plastic and trash in our rivers, lakes, and oceans.



All we ask is that you pass the word.


https://www.nationalgeographic.com/e...ge-patch-news/
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Old 09-11-2018, 08:55 AM   #2
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Along with that, I'm also concerned that more and more places are dropping recycling because there's no longer a profit in it. I didn't think the real point was to make a profit so much as to save a future for our kids
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:19 AM   #3
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Along with that, I'm also concerned that more and more places are dropping recycling because there's no longer a profit in it. I didn't think the real point was to make a profit so much as to save a future for our kids
I agree with you. Unfortunately, our world revolves around money. Very sad.
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:39 PM   #4
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Not to diminish the intent of your post, but I believe the Keys still have a lot of debris to clean up from Irma, especially stuff that blew into canals.

Just yesterday while I was cutting my grass, I noticed how much plastic was accumulating. Small stuff I assume fell out of trash bags, and even pieces of trimmer string and I guess stuff that blew from neighbors' yards. I live on a freshwater canal that does have an outlet to the Intra-coastal and the Gulf of Mexico, so I imagine plastic can ultimately get to the Gulf. My little yard is just one of hundreds of thousands contributing to the plastics mess. Yes, we are all to blame and only we can fix it at the source.
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:58 PM   #5
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We live in the Blueridge Mountains of Va. We are hunters. There was a guy who worked in the shop who said people could carry a full beer can up the mountain but couldn’t carry an empty one down the mountain. I think he was on to something. You can go up the most remote mountain here and find trash someone has left. WHY!
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Old 09-11-2018, 05:52 PM   #6
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People are going to leave trash. That's why the old fashioned paper bags work. They are renewable, recyclable, biodegradable, make great charcoal and fire pit kindling.
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:21 PM   #7
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:28 PM   #8
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This post sounds way to political for this forum.
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Every little this helps. Wish they would ban plastic straws. See them laying around every campground.
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