Where Shopping Carts Go to Rot

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Photo Essay by Paul Wintruba, Moon News Cloud Contributor

The woods and shallow stream near the Robert Morris University campus and the local K-Mart is not where you’d expect to find discarded and rotting shopping carts.

But you will.

1.Visible in the shallow stream that flows between RMU’s Moon campus and Kmart, are the rotting remains of well over fifty shopping carts, in various stages of decay

Visible in the shallow stream that flows between RMU’s Moon campus and Kmart, are the rotting remains of well over fifty shopping carts, in various stages of decay

 

3.One of the many shopping carts buried in the mud, sporting the slightly faded red “K”

One of the many shopping carts buried in the mud, sporting the slightly faded red “K”

4.Two remnant portions carts that can be seen sinking into the muck and water

Two remnant portions carts that can be seen sinking into the muck and water

 

Looking up stream, more carts and a rotted out 55-gallon drum sit abandoned among other litter

Looking up stream, more carts and a rotted out 55-gallon drum sit abandoned among other litter

Uncompleted fall; a rusting cart embedded in the dirt part way down the hill

Uncompleted fall; a rusting cart embedded in the dirt part way down the hill

Climbing up towards the Kmart parking lot, two vibrant blue carts, one with only the wheels sunken down, are stagnant part way down the hill

Climbing up towards the Kmart parking lot, two vibrant blue carts, one with only the wheels sunken down, are stagnant part way down the hill

A pile of shopping carts in various stags of decay and sunken to various depths

A pile of shopping carts in various stags of decay and sunken to various depths

An older model cart sinking in a deep section of the stream

An older model cart sinking in a deep section of the stream

 

 

 

 

 

 

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