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of animal control
James Tekton asks "What part of this action was love?" regarding
the impounding of his dog (Soapbox, Dec.25, 2003.) May I suggest
an alternative scenario to the terrorism he alludes to in his
letter. An angel was sent wearing an animal control uniform,
to rescue a dog from the naivet`E9 of its owner and the possible
clutches of a real dog thief.
Bottled water boom impacts
I just read that America's increased
water consumption might be healthy, but the plastic bottles so much
of our water comes from are not. Last year alone, according to an
article in USA Today , more than 93 billion plastic
water bottles wound up in U.S. landfills. Placed end to end, that's
enough bottles to reach the moon and back 38 times.
Nationally, the clear plastic bottles
dumped into landfills annually could provide enough recycled
material for3.3 billion ski jackets or 546 million sleeping
bags. California's Conservation Department is offering shoppers an
online national "green gift guide" in hopes consumers will be more
likely to recycle and buy recycled products thus spurring more use
of recycled material by manufacturers. One example: L.L. Beans's
Adirondack chairs made from recycled plastic jugs.