Every minute, one garbage truck worth of plastic is dumped into the ocean. Yearly, a colossal 1.4 billion pounds of trash ends up in our beautiful oceans. Of this waste, much of it is plastic.
We are only 15 miles from the Atlantic Ocean! I am hosting this event so that we can help save the sea life and marine birds we have living here on the East Coast. In recognition of America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative, we hope to help recycle, reuse, and repurpose. It all starts with putting more of the right recyclable items in the right place – and committing to do so today and into the future.