In spring, so much trash is revealed that was previously hidden by snow.
Last month, my son and I did four litter walks as part of our Earth Day resolution 🌎 We didn’t have to go far to find a LOT of trash 😳
Sometimes my son and I try to guess how the trash ended up in the natural environment. Other times, we’re too overwhelmed by the sheer amount of it 😥
In one spot we found more than 50 plastic bottle caps 😮
Along one stretch of fence, we collected disposable cups, plastic bottles and paper bags from nearby fast food restaurants.
In another area, we found 16 garbage bags and 3 artificial Christmas trees 🤷🏻♀️
In the creek behind our street, we found multiple garbage bags and a car seat—just yards away from a dumpster 😞
We picked up what we could and brought it to nearby trash and recycling bins. We saved these perfectly good plastic pots (tags still attached) and gave them to a friend for her backyard.
I also called my city and sent an email (with photos) explaining the dumping problem 🤞
If you’re looking for a tangible way to make a difference where you live, consider joining the #trashtag challenge! Take a photo of an area before and after you remove litter and use the hashtag #trashtag when you share on social media. You’ll feel great, and hopefully you’ll inspire others to clean up their corner of the world 💚