Focal Point: Trash Talk

North Carolina has a dirty, little secret. Officials say the state's trash and litter are affecting the tourism industry.

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Original Air Date: Aug. 8, 2007

Litter is a big problem in North Carolina. It costs the state money to clean up. It harms the environment when it washes into rivers and streams. It could damage the state’s multibillion-dollar tourism industry and hinder efforts to attract new business and industry. Yet the state Highway Patrol issues very few tickets for littering, and the state has no major media campaign to prevent it.

Focal Point: “Trash Talk” examines North Carolina's litter problem, its impact and what can be done about it.

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