Troubled Beverage Containers On the Brink

A plastic bottle was apprehended at 5:45 Friday morning near the corner of Harrison and Ewing Streets. It appeared to be on the verge of escaping into the storm drain, a classic entry point to a network of pipes, streams and rivers that lead out to the ocean, where bottles like this one have been known to break down into little bits that clog the stomachs of fish, turtles and birds.

The bottle’s actions were in clear violation of the local ordinance, posted for all to see on the storm drain itself: “NO DUMPING. DRAINS TO RIVER.” But just like people, bottles often don’t bother to read the signs. Continue reading >>