Wildlife Over Waste

1,280 lbs of trash (mostly plastic) pulled from the banks of the Chattahoochee

Jennette Gayer | TPIN
A ranger from the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area kicked off our clean-up.

To celebrate National Public Lands Day (NPLD) and promote our work to ban polystyrene foam in Georgia we partnered with the Chattahoochee National Parks Conservancy for a clean-up at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Volunteers pulled roughly 1,280 lbs of waste from banks of the Chattahoochee River in a few short hours. 

Our staff completed a trash audit of the waste collected to see what kind of trash is plaguing the Chattahoochee River. The top three materials found were: 1) Polystyrene Foam 2) Plastic Bottles 3) Plastic Bags. Single-use plastic pollution is a big problem! We hope you can join us for our next clean-up!

Susan Kaplan

Former Media Relations Manager

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