Friday, March 27, 2009

Garbage Museum Trashes The Wasteful

STRATFORD, Conn. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Being wasteful is just so trashy.

The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority (CCRA), a recycling facility in Stratford, Connecticut, is teaching irresponsible trash tossers the importance of recycling, reducing, and reusing at their Garbage Museum.

Along with composting exhibits and a sky box that overlooks the center is a one-ton dinosaur made completely out of garbage named Trash-o-saurus.

Spokesperson Paul Nonnenmacher says the trashy statue was made to show the amount of garbage each person creates in a year, and teaches kids a lesson in wasteful thinking.

He says, “We ask kids, ‘What if you got a Trash-o- saurus every year for your birthday?’ so they can understand the amount of trash they create.”

Nonnenmacher lets messy boys and girls know that though one Trash-o-saurus would be a fun gift, eight or nine of them would destroy their house and, eventually, the planet.

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