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Our View: No excuse for raft of litter these days


October 9, 2020

Years ago, litter became a noticeable problem with the advent of fast food, cars, a shift to urban living, and more disposable (no pun intended) income. Roadways became clogged with bottles, cans and other trash. People took action: advertising campaigns, cooperation between businesses and government, and public education curbed the problem and soon the roads and public spaces were clean again.

In short, the problem was solved when littering became socially unacceptable.

Recently, we’ve noticed litter creeping back into our community. It seems to have started last spring around the time t...

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