Quality Garbage at Airports

Date: August 12, 2006

Source: News Room

Heightened security at airports produced quality and quantities of garbage for a day. Thousands of dollars worth of unopened bottles of wine, perfume and other valuable liquid materials people had in their carry-on luggage was unceremoniously thrown away in the trash. At Miami International Airport there was some discussion of creating a donation or recycling program, but ideas were rejected as impractical. Janitors were warned that pilfering the garbage would be cause for reprimand. By day two the quality of the garbage had greatly diminished as savvy travelers adapted quickly, leaving their expensive toiletries at home or packing them in their check-on luggage.

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