Over 80 volunteers came out and we picked up almost 300 pounds of trash in 3 hours! Bottle caps, cigarette butts, balloons, bottles and TONS of little pieces of polystyrene.
Right now we are working on a campaign to BAN polystyrene (aka “styrofoam”) in San Luis Obispo.
In effort to spread the word about the ban, Rise Above Plastics lead, Sarah Bellum has started a visual petition called “Own your Waste”. A petition to get manufacturers to take responsibility for the waste they create.
Read more about the clean up and Bellum’s visual petition on her blog.