what is the problem?
Litter is everywhere – in our parks and rivers, alongside roadways and on our beaches. Litter is unsightly, and it negatively impacts businesses, tourism and community pride. It also poses a threat to human health and safety, as well as wildlife and the environment. Approximately 80 percent of the trash found in our local streams, lakes and rivers comes from land-based sources, and eventually finds its way into the Gulf of Mexico and our oceans. We must prevent this trash from ever reaching our waterways by removing it from our communities.
Challenges to Overcome.
It is estimated that less than 1% of roads, streams, trails, transit station, and other public lands are adopted by volunteers or organizations for routine cleanups.
Volunteers wanting to adopt areas are not always aware of places that need adoption or who to contact.
Adoptions are managed by different entities in each community across Texas.
No internet technology or mobile device application system has been developed to unify ‘Adopt-A-” programs - until now...
Trash Free Texas address these challenges by working with communities and organizations across the state to connect people to places that need routine litter cleanup activities.