Improving Our Environment Through Education and Engagement
Apr 23, 2022
10:00 am

Keep Sugar Land Beautiful Trash-Off: April 23, 2022

Who likes litter? Not us!!!

Would you like to pick up litter and help us keep Sugar Land beautiful?

Pre-Registration is required. Registration closes at 5 pm on April 4.

Trash Off Volunteer Registration Waiver 2022       

KSLB Trash Off Group Registration Spreadsheet 2022

Detailed volunteer information is included on the Volunteer Registration Waiver.  All volunteers, under age 18, must be accompanied by a registered adult (over age 21) that will volunteer with them.  Individuals, groups and families will be assigned to a designated cleanup site. Allow 2 hours for your clean-up.

DID YOU KNOW?

Ocean Litter (Marine Debris)

  • 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic waste: estimated to be in our oceans
  • 70% of our debris sinks into the ocean’s ecosystem
  • 269,000 tons of litter float on the surface
  • 4 billion plastic microfibers, per sq kilometer, dwell below the surface

Texas Litter:

  • Cigarette butts are the largest portion of micro litter in Texas
  • 71% of litter consists of micro litter; cigarette butts, straws, wrappers (2 inches or smaller)
  • Apple cores and banana peels ARE litter!
  • You can be fined $500 every time you litter in Texas!!!!
  • Litter more than five pounds, you may have to pay up to $2,000!!!
  • Approximately 362 million pieces of litter accumulate on Texas roads every year!

Sources: nationalgeographic.org; wwf.org; noaa,gov;  www.dontmesswithtexas.org

  

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