Went for my first trash walk today, 3 blocks west on Ellsworth, across the street, and then back again. I spent most of my time picking up trash on the edge of the street near the sidewalk, including some incredibly nasty stuff embedded in the dirt.

Bending down to pick up the trash over and over took a little bit of effort, but it wasn’t too bad. I wasn’t as feverish or as tired as I was on Sunday.

In 6 blocks total, I filled my bag with trash. RestNat, Restoration Nation, Beth Partin's photos

Next time I think I will wear gloves, and I will carry two bags so that I don’t have to sort through all the dirt to get to the recyclables.

Oh, and I won’t wear white pants.


This trash pickup was inspired by It Starts with Me.

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