We got this email from a concerned reader:
I have noticed for over a year now there are frequently peanut shells scattered all over the sidewalks and grass along 28th Ave. W and 29th Ave. W. They even often end up in our yard and on our front walkway too. Normally, I would not care but I have a toddler with a life threatening peanut allergy. This makes walking outside our home and to the park, etc. difficult in that we don’t want to step on the shells or have our dog step on them and risk bringing residue into our home. It’s especially unsettling when we find them on our property which we would like to think as absolutely “peanut free”.If anyone knows how this is happening and could let me know or the person/people who are discarding the shells outside the broader concern, I’d greatly appreciate it. I know they are biodegradable, but if they could be placed into a container/bag instead of tossed that would be great! Thanks!