Tuesday, October 18, 2005

An Empty Papercup Blows Across the Road Like it Was Late for Work on the First Day of Spring

A study in Nova Scotia that looked at litter in that province's ditches and roadways found that Tim Hortons accounted for 22 per cent of identifiable trash. McDonald's, at 10 per cent, was a distant second, notes conservationist Mark Dittrick, the Halifax-based spokesman for the Sierra Club's Atlantic chapter. "The Tim Horton's cup," Dittrick says, "is easily the No. 1 recognizable item of litter in the country."

- from The Cups Runneth Over: What to do about all those Tim Hortons containers littering the countryside?, in Maclean's, October 24, 2005, page 54.


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