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Tires are Litter

Tires_1740Tires make me so angry when I see them in the environment that I’m showing these tires twice. I just hope that the next time I walk by them that I do not find more of them.

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Tires Are Not Trash Receptacles

CanNTire_1741PlasticNTire_1742I guess that I should be glad that someone thought that these discarded tires were trash receptacles.

Tires are dangerous litter because they can burn forever if they catch fire.

I get angry when I see tires in the environment.

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Country Pastoral Scene with Tire

Tire_1696Finding discarded tires along the riverbank close to my house is the reason I took up my crusade against litter. Besides being ugly in the environment, tires collect water which attract mosquitoes.

Snakes like to crawl up in them, but I do not mind that so much.

Tires can be recycled into mousepads, coasters and lots of other items including building materials. Dispose of them properly.

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Percy Priest Lake Clean Up

The Nashville Clean Water Project held their third trash pick up in a year on the islands of Percy Priest Lake today. Luckily the rains held back which made perfect weather for picking up trash. I was in a group which picked up trash off Bear Island. No, we did not find bears, but we found at least two deer skeletons picked clean by vultures. What we did find was lots of trash. The island was covered with styrofoam from coolers and floatation devices. I found lots of glass bottles, aluminum cans and plastic bottles. I know that some of the glass Coca-Cola bottles were decades old.

I found an unopened can of beer that had been bleached white by the sun. The top had the old fashioned pull tab. I could not believe that the can had not exploded over the years. While I was tempted to open it, I left it unopened. I feared what the contents might smell like.

We found a large floatation device that had probably broken loose from the shore during a storm. It was towed back as it could be re-used.

In our group, which was the last for the day, we each picked up about four bags of trash per person. Plus we found tires, PVC pipe and other large objects.

Thanks to Mark Thien and Laurel Creech for heading up the effort.

Channel 2 had a photographer on our boat, so check their website for a video about the clean up.

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