Thursday, January 26, 2012

Blownabout Litter from the Powdermill

While walking along the Assabet River today with Mrs. Trashpaddler, I thought of Bernie Paquette's blog and his "Litter is an All-Season Sport" series of posts.  It's a simple sport: Drop a piece of litter, you lose a point.  Pickup a piece of litter, you gain a point.
So we quickly had 3 points with these 3 items from along the river.  However, as we neared the Powdermill Plaza at the Acton/Concord town line, we noted considerable litter being held captive by the brambles at the top of the river's bank...
That's when I recalled Ellen's recent post on her blog The House Behind the Other Houses and how she often uses littered plastic bags to contain what she picks up.  Because of the adjacent shopping plaza, a wide variety of littered plastic bags were available.  By the time we finished our walk, we'd upped our point total to 20 without expending all that much time or effort...
YTD total = 319


 

2 comments:

Bernie Paquette said...

Wow, you are upping all our game. Point On, Let the Games Begin!

Rob said...

This post motivated me to walk along our property line when I got home last night. (Our house is set way back on a private road, but the forest, which borders the main road, gets its fair share of litter). With the snow all melted, it was a rewarding feeling to pick up myriad trash that had accumulated over the last couple of months. From styrofoam coffee cups to plastic shopping bags, to 4 redeemable soda/beer cans. In all, I'd estimate I scored 15-20 points in that clean up.