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100,000 Garbage Bags Worth of Trash Washes into San Francisco Bay Each Year

Posted by Sanaz 942 days ago in Water Quality from http://www.treehugger.com

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to some 7.5 million inhabitants, with many paying an exorbitant price for real estate that offers even a slivered view of those namesake waters -- but it turns out that behind the Golden Gate lies much more than meets the eye. According to the results of the first comprehensive assessment of pollution in that famous bay, a mind-boggling 1.36 million gallons of trash are being dumbed in it every year. All that waste, say experts, is be enough to fill 100 thousand kitchen-sized garbage bags! Oh, and it's 100 percent avoidable.

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