Keep America Beautiful

Recycling is the easiest thing that any individual can do—every single day—to conserve energy, reduce carbon emissions, and protect our treasured natural resources. Keep America Beautiful, through its Great American Cleanup, strives to motivate more Americans to reduce, reuse and recycle more of their waste. By promoting simple, everyday choices and actions, and by inspiring participation, the Great American Cleanup produces significant recycling results.

 

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, FL
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful’s annual Recycle Regatta challenges participants to construct a watercraft from at least 70 percent recycled materials. The creation must be a two-person, human-powered floating vessel – no motors, no working sails, and no trained dolphins! Teams representing upper middle and high school groups, colleges and corporations paddle across a 50-yard course on the Hillsborough River providing a fun competition for all to enjoy. Winners of each regatta receive bragging rights and other prizes. The winning high school group also receives the “travelling oar” to be kept at their school for the remainder of the current school year.

 

Keep Carroll Beautiful, GA
Keep Carroll Beautiful (KCB) included its first-ever household hazardous waste (HHW) collection event in combination with its spring e-cycling program during the Great American Cleanup. During a very productive morning, the Georgia affiliate processed more than 425 cars, collecting nearly 65,000 pounds of e-waste to be recycled. That included more than 275 TV sets. In addition, KCB collected nearly 4,800 pounds of HHW, including 450 pounds of aerosols, 680 pounds of solvents and a variety of solid and liquid pesticides.