Extra Plastic Bags?

This Coop next to a highly littered bus stop in our neighborhood let me attach my really cool Bag Bottle to their fence in hopes of creating waste awareness while people wait for the bus.

The Bag Bottle is made of plastic soda bottles and stuffed with plastic bags. Dog owners, litter haters, or people who may just need a plastic bag are welcome to give a tug!

I easily collect a bag full of plastic litter everyday on my way to work.  I will be bringing my own so there will be plenty to inspire others.  Our Waste Matters will be starting a block sponsorship for those of us who want to keep plastic out of our environment.

In NYC, we failed to pass Ban the Bag legislation because people with less means would be disproportionately affected.  If their neighbors provided extra bags for them to use at anytime, maybe we could be Bag Free?!

How is your state doing?   http://www.bagtheban.com/in-your-state

Until next time,

Garbage Girl

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Pie Hole Lovers Competition

Even though the following is littered garbage, I enjoy finding the huge variety of plates in their unwanted environments.  Now I see them everywhere.  Passersby and subway riders are stopping to watch me compose the images and some are asking me what I am doing.

Penelope and Martin contributed to this week’s collection so I invite all of you Pie Hole Lovers to send in your photos. ourwastematters@gmail.com

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

    

Some rats have been feasting on some of the plates.

Until next time,

Garbage Girl

New York’s Prolific Pie Holes

       

      

Another OWM Hall of Shame culprit is NY’s famous Pizza lovers.  You know you are one block away from a Pizza Parlor when you start to see the plates littered along the sidewalks and streets.  It must take the same amount of time to walk one block as it does to enjoy a slice.  The plates make NYC’s sidewalks awash with white holes.  These eight were from my Monday morning walk to the subway.

      

      

Tuesday’s collection on the same walk.  The last one is my favorite!  That plate is now a permanent part of the sidewalk.

      

      

Wednesday’s walk was mostly about picking up plastic before the rainstorm but there were still enough holes to get eight more photos for the collection.

      

      

Thursday’s walk yielded some doubles.

      

     Thank God its Friday!

Until next time,

Garbage Girl