As a person who blogs about disgusting litter and picks up litter every day is heartening to know others are just as digusted and also doing something about the awful state of our trashy roads. Pick Up America is a local to national intitative to reduce plastic waste on land and water. Walking across the USA for 1 and 1/2 years they spreading the word and picking up trash from Assateague Island MD and landing up in San Francisco, CA (November 2011)
To date they have picked up 73,224 pounds of trash over 734.8 miles, that is about 100 pieces of trash per mile. That is alot of trash!
They are looking for help, interns, trash pickers, volunteers, home stays and more. Even if you don’t have the wherewithal to donate or volunteer, you can still (Please) pick up trash in your neighborhood, eliminate plastic bags, use reusable bags and encourage others to do the same.