Thompson Engineering is helping bring a new element of sustainability to the 30th annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup: recycling.
In partnership with the Weeks Bay Foundation, Alabama Coastal Foundation, and TerraCycle, Thompson will help coordinate the collection of rigid plastics like water bottles, jugs, and plastic cutlery at the cleanup’s 30 zones. After collection, TerraCycle will ship the plastics to a special facility where the trash will be sorted, washed, and processed to make new recycled products.
Alabama Coastal Cleanup is the state's largest one-day volunteer event and is scheduled for Saturday, September 16. Residents, visitors, individuals, and organizations are invited to “get the trash out of the splash” by picking up trash littering Alabama coasts and waterways from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are needed on foot and on water at 30 different cleanup sites in Mobile and Baldwin counties. Alabama Coastal Cleanup provides a t-shirt and clean up supplies to participants who collect trash.
For more info, check out the zone locations and show up at any zone on Saturday, September 16 to help.