Trash Trip

Exploring waste, from coast to coast.

Looking Back, Later

| July 2, 2012

Just a quick update… things are not-yet finished here. Although I’ve been offline for a year, I still have more to share. Among other things, I’m working on a summary of my experiences and post-travel perspectives. So, I hope you’ll make it back here, later, when I’ve shared my thoughts on waste, waste management, and […]

What Doesn’t Belong Here?

| March 29, 2011

I don’t have the exact location of this picture but it is near a small village, somewhere in the western region of Guyana. What I like most about it is that it captures the essence of what I see: tires and plastic cups (and bottles), which are everywhere in the world now, plus a locally, […]

Tiny Trash

| March 9, 2011

Since last week was such a long blog, I’ll keep this one short and save more for later. With the boat now hauled out, we’re on dry land. One of the things I kept noticing at the boat yard here in Chaguaramas (at Peake Marina) is that they have their own garbage truck; and it […]

Lead or Get Out of the Way

| February 28, 2011

What would happen if no one came to pick up your trash? What would you do and how would you go about it? Would you do it for very long or throw in the towel at the slightest resistance? Would you whine about it but not actually do anything toward resolving the issue? These are […]

Don’t be Mean, Keep ____ Clean

| February 21, 2011

Who litters? I think we all do, in one form or another. If we include uncovered trucks and garbage bins, we could say that we all litter – albeit indirectly and due to a faulty design. If we walk by some litter and leave it there, instead of picking it up (because, it’s so hard […]

Tiresome Tires

| February 16, 2011

Tires. What would you do with, say, 500,000 used automobile tires? Here are some options: Try to re-tread them – although, this is typically limited to tractor-trailer type of tires. Sell them to a Llanteria, or equivalent, who will then sell them to a buyer who may get a few extra thousand miles out of […]

Recyclables of the Caribbean – Parte Deux

| February 6, 2011

Today’s posting comes from Roseau, Dominica (not shown in picture): 015.292121 N -061.38382 W and, yes, we’re on the water. We’re back! Yes, I’m back online and posting from the Caribbean once more; as I continue the island tour with Norton and Carol (the captain and his first mate). We began one week ago, in […]

Android Updates

| December 23, 2010

So, you might be wondering why there haven’t been any updates – for months! Well, I have been reIstructuring everything and, being a solo act, that takes time and much energy. Which has resulted in my long hiatus – many apologies! If all goes as planned, I will be returning to the boat “Imagine” and […]

Motivational Quotes

| July 20, 2010

While driving across the states, I was able to stop and take a few pictures of the wide variety of anti-littering signs. There are some I regret not getting and others which were on the side of some busy roadways – making it problematic for me to stop and run back to take pictures. I […]

Paradise Lost and Karen Found…

| July 11, 2010

After months of internet silence, I am back online and catching up with updates for Trash Trip! In short, since June 9th of last year, I’ve driven from Alaska to Tijuana as well as sailed out to the middle of the Pacific Ocean and through the Caribbean and Bahama Islands. Good times were had and […]