National CleanUp Day is Sept. 18th: Find an event near you!
By Donegal Marketing
September 15, 2021
“What would the world be like if everyone picked up at least one piece of litter?”
That’s the question founders Steve Jewett and Bill Willoughy posed when they organized the first National CleanUp Day back in 2017.
In 2021, Keep America Beautiful released the largest study to date on litter in America. And what they found was startling:
- Nearly 50 billion pieces of litter exist along U.S. roadways and waterways, with slightly more litter along waterways (25.9B) than roadways (23.7B).
- That amounts to 152 items of litter for each U.S. resident, and more than 2,000 pieces of litter per mile.
- Of that litter, more than 6 billion pieces are more than four inches in size.
- Most often littered? Cigarette butts- though this litter is down almost 70%.
National CleanUp Day returns on Sept. 18th- but, your trash-picking efforts need not be limited to just that one day!
September as a whole is CleanUp Month, with volunteer cleanups planned in locations across the country- and throughout the world, as part of World CleanUp Day.