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Change in weather equals change in litter?(2 posts)

Change in weather equals change in litter?Humma Hah
Aug 10, 2001 2:03 PM
I've mentioned before that I've informally adopted about 9 miles of bike path on the local parkway. About once a week, on days I'm in no great hurry, I'll stop and pick up litter. I'm especially inclined to pick up plastic bags: if they wash into the Occoquon river, its a straight shot to the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic ocean, where sea turtles think plastic bags are jellyfish, eat them, and die of intestinal blockage.

I'm pretty aware of litter patterns by this time, know when new litter shows up, and I've noticed a change this week. Up to now, the weather here has been almost as good as San Diego's about 75% of the time. Litter was plastic grocery bags, fast food containers, and gardening products bags, with some occasional construction debris.

This week, after several days of classic Virginia August heat and humidity, most of the new litter is empty ice bags! There were at least ten of them.
Aug 13, 2001 6:30 AM
Did you adopt a portion of the path along the Fairfax County Parkway?

It is astounding to me that people actually THROW THINGS OUT THE WINDOWS OF THEIR VEHICLES.

In any event, thank you!

(Doing the Reston Century this year?)