ProbstBucks t1_je5a46z wrote

I skimmed the report, and they have the volunteers track what types of trash they're picking up. However, I'm not clear that they're accounting for the fact that they had 2,000 less volunteers and picked up 100,000 less pieces of trash than last year. Is there genuinely less trash or were they just able to pick up less of it?

Although the drop in plastic bag trash compared to all other trash certainly does indicate that the ban is working.


ProbstBucks OP t1_iy8t1jj wrote

>nj spent several decades eliminating nearly every traffic circle we had


Yeah, it feels like our density will make it difficult to implement. I'm just really impressed with how they cut down on accident related deaths/injuries, so it feels like a very worthwhile investment to put them in where it makes sense.