Houston’s Adandoned Shopping Cart Problem; High-Tech Mosquito Traps Roll Out


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  • Re: shopping carts

    The problem does not lie with the abandonment of shopping carts…it lies with their theft and removal from the store that owns them. This is throwing taxpayer money down a black hole. Cure the disease, not the symptom.

  • On the shopping carts, there is an easy solution.

    Have a deposit on them which you get back when you return the cart.

    In Europe it is done with one Euro coins. While there aren’t many sakageweas in circulation I am sure it could be done with some more modern technique.