Truth Theory:  Cruise ship companies left behind a shocking three million pounds of trash during the 2019 summer tourism season in Juneau, the capital city of Alaska.
 This is especially worrying for a community who expect their local landfill to be full by 2040.
 There are not many other viable locations for a new landfill site and that could mean that like other Southeast Alaska communities, Juneau might have to ship their trash south.
 Local government can’t do anything about it
 Because both the Juneau landfill (owned by a Texas company) and the cruise ship industry is private, local government are unable to regulate what seems to be the needless dumping of certain items.  “We don’t regulate waste, garbage and hauling of garbage. So anything that we’re able to do will be by negotiation with the cruise lines,” Juneau City Manager Rorie Watt told the local news station.