A coalition of anti-trash groups and governmental agencies is urging the Maryland General Assembly to consider a bill that would ban the foam. If approved, organizations in Maryland would not be able to package food in foam products, cups, to-go clam shell boxes and trays.
Baltimore’s favorite trash-consuming contraptions hosted a live “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) event today on Reddit, fielding questions on everything from run-ins with ducklings to not being related, despite having distinctly similar names.
Baltimore has its fair share of vacant lots — and for whatever topographical reason, vacant lots seem to be trash magnets. This kind of litter makes our city look gross, but it’s also one of those small problems that’s so pervasive it feels completely insurmountable. Enter Baltimore’s Zero Litter, a group that has proved that you can clean up a vacant lot with nothing more than a few friends and a half-hour of your lunch break.
Four hundred. That’s how many people police estimate are tubing down the Gunpowder every day. Most of them are assisted by Gary Kloch’s Tube N Taxi business, where they rent an innertube and hop on a shuttle to the river.
Critics of the business argue that a continuous parade of noisy, littering innertubers is less than appropriate on protected “wild” land in a state park, especially when there are other Gunpowder enthusiasts — trout fishers and kayakers — who are being edged out by the “excessive amount of tubing.”