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Planet or Plastic?

The great sleight of hand.

As a young child, I spent countless hours hiking in beautiful pristine places. And when we packed food, we always took our trash back with us. I took it a step further, though, because I did not want to litter in any way. So I began a ritual of eating apples down to the stem not to drop cores on the forest floor.