There is a small park with a pond a couple blocks from our house in Lacey where people go to watch and feed the ducks. When I go there I bring some bags so I can pick up the discarded beverage containers. One day I collected 34 aluminum cans.
Pioneer Park in Tumwater is another place to enjoy a walk on the paths along the Deschutes River. Again, I bring bags so I can pick up discarded beverage containers. During my last visit to Pioneer Park, I filled five grocery bags with cans and bottles.
In 1972, the state of …