Earth’s Best Natural Pest Management hosted a cleanup event in effort to help protect the environment as part of International Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 18.
Earth’s Best Natural Pest Management sponsored and volunteered alongside the University of Florida to help clean up Florida coastlines. The Ocean Conservancy, a national nonprofit, started International Coastal Cleanup Day over 30 years ago with a goal to collect and document trash littered in waterways of the world.
The Ocean Conservatory depends mostly on partners to host cleanups around the United States and the world. This year, Florida Sea Grant hosted four cleanups through local extension agents throughout Florida.
This annual event allows volunteers, such as Earth’s Best Natural Pest Management’s staff, to clean debris from local waterways that help protect the environment.
According to event organizers, the International Coastal Cleanup Day is different from other coastal cleanup events because all trash that is collected is documented and taken in as data, as opposed to just being tossed. In recent years, plastic has surpassed cigarettes as the No. 1 pollutant, according to The Ocean Conservancy.
Earth’s Best Natural Pest Management’s staff moved everything from bed rails to cigarette butts, according to a news release. The most common item removed from the coastlines during the Earth’s Best’s clean-up was cigarette butts.
About Earth’s Best
Earth’s Best Natural Pest Management was founded in 1994 with the mission to provide a cutting-edge alternative approach to pest management. The company provides the latest and most comprehensive range of services and information needed to protect children, employees, pets and the environment.