No Cost. No Sign-Up. Just Show Up.
While solving the global garbage problem may be complex, knowing what to do about the garbage that is currently littered on our beaches and in our communities is relatively simple: pick it up.
What’s the idea? With the support of local businesses, people come together once a week to pick up trash (e.g. donated resources + volunteers = cleaner environments).
When and where is this happening? At the time and location designated each week by the local Trash Hero chapter (overview of chapters here). Perhaps even in your community?
Is there any cost or sign-up?There is no cost and need to sign-up for volunteers – just show up at the designated time and place. Participating local businesses each week generously donate gloves and trash bags, food and beverages, and transportation when needed.
Does it work? As of September 15, 2015, 5’000 volunteers have removed 100 metric tons of garbage from the beaches of Thailand and Indonesia.