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Welcome to Costa Rica… now pick up some trash

September 07 2008 | Jim's Blog,
by Jim

Many of us travel (or desire to travel) to remote parts of the planet. We seek to go to places we that fulfill our definition of "paradise." Places like Bali, Bahamas and Hawaii...

More and more such places are trashed, literally. Instead of finding "Fantasy Island" we're finding images like the ones above... more and more we are finding trash. The trash is almost always plastic-based.

Rather than just be Johnny Raincloud and just complain... I'll suggest embracing a few concepts.

1. Rise above plastics. Stop using (or buying) things in single-use plastic containers.

2. Pack in, pack out. Better yet, get in the habit of picking up the trash you see.

3. Reduce, reuse, recycle. Buy/use fewer things, especially things that have a short life span.

4. Vote with your currency. People start to react when an economic imperative is attached to your statements.
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