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Similar to carbon offset, trash offsetting is the act of voluntarily picking up and disposing of trash/litter from the street, in order that at some later stage one can drop one's own with a clear conscience.
If done responsibly the concept often eliminates the inconvenience of having to find an appropriate receptacle for items of waste, while also having a net gain for the environment.
"Hey man, you can't just leave that burger wrapper in the street!"
"Hell yeah I can, I picked up three cans today."
"Trash offsetting huh?"
by NickJGrey February 18, 2009
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