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PODCAST: The bag snaggers take on New York City

A dedicated crew gets plastic out of trees

July 24, 2017
Caption: The bag snaggers usually work in the winter, when their efforts won’t be complicated by heavy leaves and flowers. [Image credit: Flickr user waferboard | CC BY 2.0]

Bag snaggers are patented poles that get plastic bags from trees. Bag snaggers can also describe the person doing the snagging, like Barry Elmore, the Manhattan Zone Gardener at the New York Restoration Project. In this podcast, I follow Elmore as he beautifies New York City, and I even give bag snagging a try.

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About the Author

Ellen Airhart recently graduated from the University of Texas with degrees in biology and rhetoric and writing. In her undergraduate years, she worked as an office manager, EMT, and finally as the founder and editor of the student newspaper’s science and technology department. While in New York, she plans to run her fifth marathon and visit the Strand Bookstore several hundred times.

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