In the financial world, it is said that cash is trash. For municipalities, trash amounts to a whole lot of cash: cash spent cleaning up the state’s waterways, that is.
California cities are paying more than previously thought on efforts to keep the Golden State’s beaches, rivers, lakes, and creeks debris-free. The Natural Resources Defense Council recently released a report entitled “Waste in Our Waterways: Unveiling the Hidden Costs to Californians of Litter Clean-Up.” An overview of the report can be found below.
For the whole scoop on local agencies and their efforts to clean up California’s waterways, read the full report here.
And for a more in-depth overview, check out YubaNet‘s synopsis here.