To the Editor:
Yearly, melting snow reveals tons of litter accrued over the winter. In accordance with a 2020 Preserve America Stunning litter research, greater than 70% of roadside litter comes from pedestrians or these in autos who throw trash out as they journey.
Fortuitously, Onondaga County is residence to one of many largest annual Earth Day litter cleanups within the nation! This yr’s cleanup in late April encompassed two days of effort from greater than 2,800 volunteers, who got here from native faculties, companies and neighborhood teams. Collectively, greater than 67,500 kilos of litter was faraway from native roadsides, parks and enterprise areas. Volunteers even eliminated 982 deserted tires from the panorama.
For twenty-four years, the annual Earth Day Litter Cleanup occasion has collectively eliminated greater than 2.8 million kilos of litter, because of all of the volunteers prepared to assist for an hour or two. It’s one in all our neighborhood’s best workforce efforts!
Litter begets extra litter. So, by signaling to passersby that this isn’t the place to toss their trash, the yearly Earth Day occasion helps stop future litter.
You possibly can preserve that good feeling going by persevering with to encourage litter prevention and by practising the three Rs: Scale back, Reuse and Recycle, year-round. Try OCRRA.org for extra concepts on how you can “save the world a little each day.”
Onondaga County Useful resource Restoration Company