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Serendipity Find unique trash at Lodi’s Coastal Cleanup

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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013 4:10 pm

Have you ever contemplated the life path of trash? Has anyone, especially since trash rarely begins as the rubbish that finds its way to the garbage bin — or not? Only after your plastic bag has delivered your groceries safely to your refrigerator, your take-out lunch is safely secure in your satisfied tummy, or your cigarette has been void of its nicotine and reduced to nothing but its filter do the remaining inedible items become refuse.

Most of us are conscious to deposit our trash in the appropriate receptacles, but not all of it makes it in and finds its way to unwanted and uninvited places. Many of those places are in our streams and rivers, and eventually our coastlines and oceans where its accumulation can have a negative impact on our environment.

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