Trashy nation, trashy state
My wife takes bags when we walk. She would do better with a 7-foot tar-bottom cotton sack.
We have driven to Idaho, Maine, Alaska and most other states, and no state outdoes Mississippi as the trash and broken-down-cars-on-the-roadside leader. Even the national parks are not forgotten by the thrash throwers.
Seventy years ago we had no fast food and drive-thru so these people can take a part of the trash credit.
As kids we could get a nickel to return a drink bottle. Some states still require drink bottle and can folks to give refunds on returned bottles. Most national park trash is water bottles that might decompose in 1,500 years.
Training must start at home and at an early age. It appears that out the car window is part of the new curriculum.
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