Improving Our Environment Through Education and Engagement
Apr 7, 2018
10:00 am
Sugar Land, TX

2018 Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-Off

Keep Sugar Land Beautiful is holding their 25th annual Trash-Off on Saturday, April 7, 2018. We hope you will help us keep Sugar Land beautiful! Registration is required to participate – information will be posted in February.   Volunteers will be assigned to pick up litter at designated sites in Sugar Land and should allow approximately two hours for cleanup. Volunteers will need to provide their own transportation to their assigned cleanup site. All volunteers under age 18 must be accompanied by a registered participating adult.  KSLB volunteers picked up over 2,728 pounds of litter, in Sugar Land, during our 2017 Trash-Off!

Yikes…did you know?

Ocean Litter

  • 5.25 Trillion pieces of plastic in ocean trash!!
    • Source:  www.relay.nationalgeographic.com (01-11-2015)
  • Plastic makes up 70% of ocean litter.
    • Source:  www.sciencemag.org (4-4-2017)

Texas Litter

Source: www.dontmesswithtexas.org

  • Approximately 435 Million pieces of visible litter  accumulate on Texas roadways each year!!
  • 71% of litter is microlitter that is not easily seen on roadways.
  • Tobacco trash is the most common form of litter on Texas roadways.
  • You can be fined $500 every time you litter in Texas!!!!

 

 

      

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