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Initiated by Lundie Spence in 1987, N.C. Big Sweep is a linkage of individuals and public and private groups united to clear the state's waterways of aquatic debris. With 12,500 volunteers, it is the country's largest statewide waterway cleanup program.
There is more trash in the ocean than we know. Most of that trash is plastic. With new all-time high numbers of plastic waste in the ocean, residents and plastic companies alike are doing their part to reduce those numbers.
There is now a push to educate children about the problems and dangers of littering. Sixth graders even give sound advice on how to prevent and fix the littering problems currently in existence.
Most people do not realize that the food they may throw out of their car to sit on the roadside can have dire consequences for wildlife. It can create a chain reaction that results in the death or injury of wildlife.