Friday, August 11, 2006

A liquid boom for the community?

Today's papers are filled with pictures of airport bins overflowing with confiscated shampoo, bottled water, lipstick, toothpaste. etc. There also were lots of stories about empty Duty Free Shops since most of what they sell is liquid, and thus wasn't allowed on the planes.

Marketplace - a news program aired on public radio station, estimated the value of this discarded stuff at $112 million dollars. My question - did it all end up in trash bins or were there any efforts to gather up all that stuff and re-use that which could be re-used (unopened bottles of stuff are useful for homeless shelters, for example)? Phoenix airport gave some of the stuff to its City Human Services Department - anywhere else?

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