December 2018

The unfortunate tenacity of the most common piece of litter

In Mashable’s series Wasted, we dig into the myriad ways we’re trashing our planet. Because it’s time to sober up. Eight years ago, in the town of Van Buren, Arkansas, newly retired resident John Pope walked six blocks and picked up 1,085 cigarette butts. The unsightly, unpleasant litter problem — as we’re all acutely aware — isn’t confined to Pope’s quiet community in western Arkansas.  Cigarette butts have the proud distinction of being the most… Read More »The unfortunate tenacity of the most common piece of litter