Trashed AZ Border

I just read this article about all of the trash that illegal immigrants are leaving on the Arizona border.

Here are the quick facts:

  • There are approximately 25,000,000 lbs of trash in the desert
  • That’s about 8 lbs of trash per illegal immigrant
  • The trash includes water bottles, sweaters, jeans, razors, soap, medications, food, ropes, batteries, cell phones, radios, homemade weapons and human waste
  • The five-year tab is $62.9 million for all forms of environmental remediation for immigration-related damage across Southeast Arizona

Outrageous! All this is going to do is continue to lower property values and stimy tourism in those areas.

By Chris Tingom

Principal of Tornado Design, a Phoenix, AZ based web consultancy

3 replies on “Trashed AZ Border”

I was going to make a visual representation showing the number of dump trucks it would take to remove all of that trash, but believe it or not the amount of weight a dump truck is able to carry away is a classified number.

Hmm, they must’ve been to that lake I always take the dogs to because there is trash left behind everywhere. Those dang immigrants leaving their bottles and cans of lite beer on the beach!

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