Kudos to the city of Kennewick and Waste Management for being out early Monday morning to clean up Columbia Park after the boat races.
However, as I walked through the park and saw garbage can after garbage can overflowing with plastic water bottles, I have some questions. Why were there so many plastic water bottles in garbage cans and not recycling bins? Were there enough recycling bins set up? Were they seen by people? Did people have access to water to refill their bottles besides the one lonely working water fountain by the bathroom?
I hope everyone stayed hydrated during the weekend but please think of where all that plastic is going to end up.
KIM ESTES, Kennewick