Archive for September, 2007

Another Idea about Joaquin's Suggestion to Pick Up the Trash We Find

A few years ago, PlanetTrash vacationed in Phoenix and Scottsdale. While in Phoenix, we jumped aboard a free shuttle bus that would take us from downtown Phoenix to the State Capitol. I was amused by the sign in the bus:

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If I pick up all the litter that I see in Nashville and get on the bus to ride home, I would probably violate #5 on the Dash Code of Conduct: No Smelly Packages. The Dash rules reminded me at the time of the Cider House Rules and that’s why I photographed the sign.

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Another Idea about Joaquin’s Suggestion to Pick Up the Trash We Find

A few years ago, PlanetTrash vacationed in Phoenix and Scottsdale. While in Phoenix, we jumped aboard a free shuttle bus that would take us from downtown Phoenix to the State Capitol. I was amused by the sign in the bus:

citybuscode_0442.jpg

If I pick up all the litter that I see in Nashville and get on the bus to ride home, I would probably violate #5 on the Dash Code of Conduct: No Smelly Packages. The Dash rules reminded me at the time of the Cider House Rules and that’s why I photographed the sign.

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I Like the Idea But….

I like this idea from a student, who wrote this letter to the Modesto Bee. I tried picking up some plastic water bottles on the pavement at the local recycling center this week, and my hand got oily. I’m a germaphobe. What can I do to solve this problem?

Throw away the litter you see
last updated: September 28, 2007 01:51:57 AM
I am so sick of walking to school and having trash all over — cigarettes and bits and pieces of trash. We should stop and clean it up. This should be a better town and we can do it if we help. Who wants to live in a pig sty?

It’s killing the planet. People need to get their acts together. Next time you see trash, pick it up and throw it responsibly in a trash can.

JOAQUIN LOPEZ

Ceres

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West End Trash, Part 2

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By the bus stop, there is a nice stone wall along the sidewalk. I don’t think that it is one of the many stone walls, built by slave labor, but it’s very attractive. It’s also a place to find trash. Can you find the clear plastic cup? And how original is it to take a wrapper, wad it up and stuff it into a Red Cola plastic bottle. What is Red Cola? I can’t find a link on Google.
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Visit My Blog, Please

I need one more hit to hit 1000.

Last night, I discovered that my bus ticket is made of plastic. I should have known since it contained information about the number of rides I had remaining.

Also, Ken Burns’ The War discussed recycling, called salvaging then, on Tuesday night’s episode. This documentary played a movie which illustrated how to remove both ends of a can, put them inside the empty can, then flatten the can with a foot. The cans were then stacked in a box and taken to the salvage man, along with household grease as bacon drippings, which was used in ammunition. All types of metal objects were saved and taken to the salvage man.

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Magical Mystery Bus

No, not that bus, or the blue bus that Jim Morrison sang about, but the Metro Nashville MTA bus. For years, I’ve contemplated riding the bus to work, but I never did. Part of the reason I write this blog is to make myself honest about being environmentally aware. The price of gasoline the past few years and the hotter and drier weather we experienced this summer convinced me to try the bus. I bought a 20 ride ticket in late August. Today I took the twentieth ride on that ticket. Tomorrow, I’ll start a new 20 ride ticket.

It seems that I have taken the bus more than 10 round trips in the past month, but I remind myself that one day was Labor Day, and I was out of town on business for three days. Tuesday morning I wanted to get to work earlier, so I drove and sat in traffic for thirty minutes. I wished that I had a hybrid, which would have burned electricity and not gasoline. I arrived at work late.

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Anyway, I’m proud of my first expired ticket. And it’s going to be recycled.

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On Hiatus

We’re taking a few days away from the blog to watch The War by Ken Burns. Here is a link to help save the environment. I know that during World War II that recycling was commonplace, as well as gas rationing. Hey, that’s a great idea!

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