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I guess this gentelman decided to celebrate Earth Day a little bit early this year when he tossed a packet of sauce (probably of the McDonald’s variety) out of his car window on Rt. 1 last week.

I cant’ figure out why he would do something that stupid, so maybe there was a passenger in the car who threw it at his head and missed. But, my gut says that this guy was just a litterbug.

On that note, here are some fun facts about trash from this web site, which I believe gets its information from the National Recycling Coalition.

Every year, Americans use approximately 1 billion shopping bags, creating 300,000 tons of landfill waste. Stop double-bagging, grocery stores!!

Every year, each American throws out about 1,200 pounds of organic garbage that can be composted. Start a compost pile. I did!

Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy as burning it in an incinerator. Recycle those double bags! Lots of grocery stores have recycling bins specifically for plastic bags.

Also, if you live near a Whole Foods, you can recycle your #5 containers there!

Happy early Earth Day.


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