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Paper or plastic?

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2014

‘Paper or plastic?’

We hear it all the time a grocery stores, but the resounding answer today is ‘plastic.’

In fact, it felt like a big day for plastic along the streets. At every turn there was another piece of plastic to be yanked from ground level; bottles, sheeting, wrappers, etc. I had to go to Plan B, i.e. since the bag was jam full, I’d let paper debris sit so as to save room for all manner of plastic.

Tonight's haul seemed to be overwhelming tilted toward plastic. Maybe I'm just dreaming that up. How's that different from any other day?

Tonight’s haul seemed to be overwhelming tilted toward plastic. Maybe I’m just dreaming that up. How’s that different from any other day?

But here’s what’s depressingly amazing: Yesterday was also a big day for plastic. So was Tuesday, and the Monday before that. Then there was the prior weekend.

I dunno. Maybe I’m just dreaming up this gi-normous amount of plastic. It sure as hell felt like a lot at the time.

About Dave Bradley (259 Articles)
I'm the one behind two totally unrelated blogs; one on 15 years of writing a weekly letter to my kids (plus other recipients), the other on my localized environmental responsibility. I'm a writer by trade and both endeavors are accepted practice for me. As for the letters, my adult children Ellen and Reid may have seen letters as corny at one point, but it's accepted practice for them, too, to find something in their mailbox other than bills and junk mail. Email and texting don't do a lot for me for a lot of different reasons. Snail mail has its place in the communicative world so as long as they keep selling stamps, I'm buying. As for 'Pick Up Your Path' and the environment, I advocate what citizens can do themselves to take a direct hand in their neighborhood environment. But Pick Up Your Path is also a general environmental blog. It may be largely about litter and trash, but both of those are just one element of the total environmental picture.

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