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Texas litter

Texas - Smokers seem to be messing with Texas more than other people these days.

The Texas Department of Transportation said nearly 400 million cigarette butts tossed on Texas roadways made tobacco trash the state's litter leader.

The tobacco items made up 43 percent of roadside trash in 2009.

On the other hand, state officials were pleased to see a 76 percent drop in food-related trash since 2005.

The total amount of trash found on Texas roadways jumped to 1.1 billion pieces of litter.


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