The links below contain some interesting information and ideas about trash reduction that can lead to litter reduction. While some are local articles, videos and audio clips about our Cape program, we’ve also found ideas, information and best practices from around the world. We hope you enjoy reading them.
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Local Cape Cod Articles
Trash and recycling flying out of uncovered trucks becomes unsightly litter. Read on how Falmouth is tackling and documenting the problem, and watch for follow up solutions.
Pieces of bright yellow plastic tubing began showing up on Cape beaches. Read why it’s a concern and where it comes from.
CCALC gifted copies of Critters Don’t Litter to all Cape & Islands libraries to encourage young people to think about the negative impacts of littering.
Alan Robinson, a board member of the Cape Cod Anti-Litter Coalition was recognized for his leadership and commitment to cleaning up Falmouth and trying to keep it that way!
While it isn’t visible to most of us, there’s plenty of underwater trash littering our waterways. The depths to which these ladies will go to retrieve litter is phenomenal.
The Cape Cod Anti-Litter Coalition is part of the TakeCareCapeCod initiative which also includes CARE for the Cape & Islands and the Center for Coastal Studies. At a recent event in Chatham, MA, the group unveiled new recycling messages to help in our quest to reduce litter. After all, litter is just recyclables and trash that aren’t managed properly. https://www.capecodtimes.com/story/news/2021/07/01/campaign-created-raise-awareness-littering-problem-cape-cod/7813279002/
Who should be responsible for picking up litter? Ron Klattenberg, a member of the Falmouth Litter Reduction Team, penned a great letter in response to a plan proposed by an owner of a Mashpee liquor store. Both letters are linked here. https://www.capecodtimes.com/story/opinion/2021/06/14/cape-cod-times-opinion-proposed-mashpee-nip-ban-lead-less-litter/7657357002/
Have you heard the term “accidental littering?” Meg Morris and Host Mavis Robinson of “Window to Bourne’s Past & Present” discuss it in detail. See if you agree. https://reflect-bourne.cablecast.tv/CablecastPublicSite/show/14989?channel=1
While the main topic was public drinking, we all know that means public littering as well. Kudos to the City of Chelsea for taking this progressive step! http://chelsearecord.com/2018/06/01/city-leaders-community-rejoices-with-ban-of-alcohol-nip-bottles/
Read a review of the “Protecting our Environment from Plastic Pollution and Litter” summit held in Brewster, November 1, 2018. https://www.capecodtimes.com/story/news/environment/2018/11/01/summit-tackles-ways-to-reduce/6066121007/
Watch the Best of Brewster TV show featuring Meg Morris, co-founder of Cape Cod Anti-Litter Coalition.
Enjoy watching Peak Time with Jack Peak & Meg Morris where they’ll discuss some interesting theories on why people litter.
The Cape Cod Times ran an extensive two part series on the problem of litter here on the Cape and some of the solutions that have been implemented in other areas. Included is a link to hear Meg Morris speaking with Times reporter about the Cape Cod Anti-Litter Coalition and its goal of a Litter Free Cape Cod.
Litter Articles from Around the World
Two very recent articles about Rhode Island’s concerns with nips. Sound familiar?
“There’s an app for that.” Even trash! https://www.litterati.org/
The National Science Foundation grants a Small Business Innovation Research grant of $225,000 to Litterati. http://www.businessinsider.com/litter-picking-app-litterati-225k-grant-finishes-kickstarter-campaign-2017-12
“Let’s Reduce Straw Usage Together” is a brief video about a young lady who individually made a difference in a local healthcare business. While straws seem like a small product, it’s amazing how many are found littering our beaches and roadways. Hooray for Shelby O’Neil! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V64FQfnKHS4&feature=youtu.be