North Carolina Department of Transportation officials spent $16 million to remove seven million pounds of roadside litter in the state and the estimated cost of litter pick up is about 30 cents per piece of litter according to 2013 data. One local committee is fighting back against litter with education.
Cecilia Tadt, Bladen County Intern and Sondra Guyton with Keep Bladen Beautiful announced an outreach to the schools to teach children about not littering and recycling. Friday, May 3rd the information was presented to the Elizabethtown Christian Academy, but the team already visited Dublin, and Elizabethtown Primary according to Mrs. Guyton.
She said in a statement to Bladen County Officials, “So far we have reached about 175 students. We’re working to reach all the primary schools in the county before the end of the year.”
A small committee of great volunteers are making it happen, according to Mrs. Guyton.