If Cyber Monday isn't your cup of tea, maybe Trash Tuesday suits you better. The cities of Dallas, Arlington, Denton and Fort Worth are asking residents to pick up 10 pieces of trash every Tuesday as part of the Reverse Litter campaign.
Sure, it'd be great to live in a world where people don't throw trash on the ground. But until that happens, those of us who care about keeping the earth clean might have to do more than merely refrain from littering.
In addition to being unsightly and unsanitary, litter increases the cost of managing our city's water resources.
Odds are, you already don't toss crap out of your car window. The Reverse Litter campaign is asking you to take your earth-loving ways one step further and actually pick up items others have carelessly discarded.
An estimated 80 percent of land litter eventually makes its way to water. In addition to being unsightly and unsanitary, litter increases the cost of managing our city's water resources.
“Picking up 10 pieces of trash one day a week may not seem like a lot,” city councilwoman Linda Koop said. “But if thousands of people across North Texas commit to this effort every Tuesday, it can have a tremendous impact on the environment and help protect our water supplies.”