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Auto waste

It seems that streams have a magnetic pull on tires. Even new tires on display inside auto dealerships, I imagine, secretly dream of being embedded in the bottom of a stream, longing to be in the company of crayfish and trout. . . . No one knows how many tires line our waters, but estimates for the stockpiled waste tires around the U.S. range from 500 million to 3 billion.

A good reminder (for those of us not already involved in cleanup in some fashion or other) of the effects of the terribly wasteful way of living we’ve learned, broadly speaking, as a society, from an op-ed by a college student conservationist run in today’s Sun.

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