trash and sea glass in puerto rico

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  1. katrina says:

    PR is a total garbage pit. We would hike for miles to go into caves and way out in the jungle there would still be starving and injured domestic animals and piles of trash and appliances and tires piled everywhere and thrown into the river (which is their drinking source) where it ends up deep (sometimes hours) into caves. Garbage and animal treatment were deal breakers in the end. We lasted 7 years and then just couldn’t take it any more! Enjoy what you can while you can. It COULD be paradise if people who lived there treated themselves and others and the land with respect.

  2. Aloysius says:

    Trash exists wherever people do. The United States used to have a huge problem with litter, you could see it everywhere. Remember the American Indian commercials where he is standing on the side of the road, a car drives by and nails him in the head with a McDonalds bag?

    This campaign worked largely because the US is an obedience factory. It just required a little brainwashing of the masses to correct the “issue” of unsightly litter and since the US is completely fueled by consumption, the companies that profit off of the trash they created are able to shift the blame and legislation onto individuals. Look who was behind keep America beautiful (founding members Philip Morris, Anheuser-Busch, PepsiCo, and Coca-Cola) who were able to control the message.

    Then people who profit off of and work for these environmental polluting companies try to claim moral superiority because they sweep their trash and toxins under the rug (landfill). For example Honeywell is one of the worst. No corporation has been linked to a greater number of Superfund toxic waste sites than they have. Of course they’ll greenwash the heck out of it and continue to lobby the government. Appearance is important to these folks who go out and buy new vehicles in the name of being eco friendly. South Park nailed it with this video.

    I appreciate your objective perspective. Personally I think forcing companies to pay for the return of their garbage would work in the same way aluminum can recycling does. People would scout out the stuff because they could get money for it and those who produce the stuff could side step it by making biodegradable when possible.

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