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A cigarette box, beer can and a hypodermic needle are just three of the littered items threatening to clog and pollute this storm drain on an entrance ramp to I-195 near India Point Park in Providence. Each is a commonly littered item, according to representatives of southern New England’s departments of transportation.
Today’s Guest Blog is by KEVIN PROFT, ecoRI News staff. It was first posted in ecoRI News on . Readers will recall another recent blog on litter— When did the Planet become an Ashtray? Mr. Proft provides a more in depth look at the costs of littering.
Someone ends up picking up those bottles filled with urine and tons of other needless street trash, and it costs taxpayers plenty.
Today’s environmental advocates are working toward zero waste, more renewable energy, complete streets, organic fruits and vegetables, and local food systems. Juxtaposed against these big-picture efforts aimed at systemic change, is an ongoing, often-forgotten, 20th-century effort that simply seeks — and has largely failed to secure — minor behavioral changes.
“The mess people throw out the windows of their cars is as epidemic as it ever has been. You wouldn’t believe how much junk is hidden off the side of the highway. People are throwing a ton of garbage out their windows all the time.”
So said Kevin Nursick, spokesman for the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT), who recently spoke to ecoRI News about the pervasiveness of roadside litter.
He said roadside litter has three primary sources: casual litterers; people who dump larger quantities of garbage and bulky items; and truck drivers who fail to secure their loads.
“We find everything, ” Nursick said. Styrofoam coffee cups, cigarette butts, paper and plastic bags, soda and beer cans, plastic water bottles, hypodermic needles and other drug paraphernalia were described as everyday finds by Nursick and DOT representatives from Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
“We find horrible biological stuff you don’t even want to consider, ” Nursick said. “People go to the bathroom in bottles and then throw them out the window. So it’s not gatorade (our crews) are cleaning up, its human urine.”What does a spotting period look like? When can you start teaching your puppy tricks? what is the definition of amiably How to make candied walnuts? what is the difference between fate/stay night and unlimited blade works What does squared mean in math? What does mrsa stand for? how to choose tactical or strike skills tales of symphonia how to take a skills test on linkedin Hunter companion which skirmisher tricks? roblox how to become a lua scripting helper What does no homo mean? what are the benefits of being a financial manager How to treat a deep cut on finger? how often are snap benefits distributed Which tips 210mvp? What is geocaching? what is the definition of sexual harassment How long to cook pork rib tips in oven? what advice can you give for braxton hicks how to increase communication skills What is the meaning of thrash? Where to buy icing tips in grand rapids? what skills and concepts are taught when using sandra silberzweig inspired art what are the strongest skills a school bookkeeper need what was washington's advice for serving the government how long is unemployment benefits in illinois what is the difference between xbox x and xbox s How to tip? How long to boil eggs for deviled eggs? what skills should a phd student have What does calorie deficit mean? what happen with the advice after break up how to end email when asking for advice What is cost of revenue meaning? why won't my friend who is a girl give me relationship advice what is the definition of income tax How to wash a squishmallow? How to find absolute value? how does the book of proverbs relate to philosophy combining spirtual and worldy advice When playing invoker in dota 2 are there tips on the side? Tips on writing why you want to work for a schoo? how to improve your grades fast What time does sat start?