It was another successful summer for ACAP Cape Breton’s Trashformers who collected a whopping 1,066 bags of litter which weighed in at more than 5,000 kgs. The Trashformers are a group of students hired by ACAP Cape Breton for the summer months to ensure the public spaces of the communities comprising the CBRM are kept litter free while engaging the public in an anti-littering behaviour.
This summer marked the first time specific item totals were recorded. More than 10,000 disposable coffee cups, 21,000 food wrappers, and almost 6,000 cans and bottles were gathered in the CBRM.
“It’s startling to see not just how much litter is in our communities, but the types of litter as well,” notes Caitlin O’Brien, Education Coordinator for ACAP Cape Breton. “Knowing that there are potentially tens of thousands of disposable coffee cups littering our streets throughout the year is quite appalling.”
As the summer winds down, consider becoming an honorary Trashformer by stashing your trash properly and keeping the CBRM clean year round.
ACAP Cape Breton is a non-profit, charitable community organization. Located at 582 George Street in Sydney, ACAP Cape Breton has a vision for a community vision in which local people are actively engaged; working and learning together to build a healthy and sustainable Island.