Our Blue Team celebrated World Oceans Day (June 8, 2014) by participating in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Together we collected a total of 7 bags of landfill waste (a total of 32 pounds) and 6 bags of recyclable material! To nobody’s surprise, cigarette butts were the number one item collected by our team… 2,832 to be exact! These butts have been sent to TerraCycle, where they will be recycled into a variety of industrial products, such as plastic pallets, and any remaining tobacco will be re-worked into tobacco composting. Coming in second and third, we had food wrappers and paper cups.
By tackling the issue of shoreline litter, our Blue Team made a positive impact on our ecosystems, wildlife and community as a whole.