Paper Tiger

Published August 24, 2012

A District of Columbia woman has been fined a total of $2,000 for shredding newspaper and junk mail and using it for cat litter rather than recycling the paper.

A DC Department of Public Works inspector admitted to pawing through the woman’s trash eight times, finding the soiled paper, and issuing a citation each time it was found. The citations were upheld in court.

Source: “DC Resident Fined Thousands For Not Recycling Cat Litter,” Stop Making Sense, June 7, 2012 h/t Reason magazine