Letters to the Editor

July 25, 2014 12:00 AM

Letter | Litter and let live

It was encouraging to hear on the nightly news that the City of Myrtle Beach has come up with more than $300,000 to hire a small task force and supervisor to pick up litter. Unfortunately, this is like many other wasteful undertakings where the answer to a problem is to clean up after it instead of taking action to prevent or minimize it. One city official was happy to report that some areas are better than what they use to be. Let’s define better. If we picked up 5 tons of litter instead of 7 tons, mathematically there is an improvement, but the situation is still bad.

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