To the Editor:
As a resident of Larchmont for over 20 years, I applaud the arrival of new businesses on the Palmer Avenue stretch where empty storefront stood for too long.
Yet every night, especially in summer, we pass garbage bins overflowing with plastic cups and spoons from the new yogurt store, Red Mango. It’s disgusting, but more importantly, irresponsible. Shouldn’t they be recycling the hundreds of plastic items that are trashed each day?
Shouldn’t every food service establishment clean up after themselves? I realize these can are outside, but don’t they contribute significantly to this mess?
There is no place to recycle empty plastic bowls and cutlery inside the store. When I asked, the clerk seemed confused. Then, at the end of the day the street was overflowing with garbage that doesn’t have to be there. I enclose a photo taken September 27, 2011.
-Name Witheld, photo submitted by writer
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