We’ve all done it at some point: tossed a banana peel, apple core, or sandwich crust out of our car windows. Many people believe this is safe because food scraps are biodegradable. Unfortunately, food waste has become a leading cause of death for wildlife. When you toss food out the window, it attracts hungry animals of all kinds. If they get hit by traffic, their bodies then attract scavengers. If any of the victims are mothers, their babies will starve soon after. One apple core can create a domino effect of preventable deaths.
Please hold onto your trash until you are able to throw it away or compost it appropriately.