The Osprey Initiative team was proud to once again serve as the recycling partner for the 34th annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup.
Volunteers spent their morning on Saturday, September 18 at 25 different cleanup sites across lower Alabama. The event is the state’s largest annual volunteer event, with volunteers cleaning up neighborhoods, parks, streets, storm drains, and more. Over 100,000 volunteers have assisted in the event since Alabama joined the International Coastal Cleanup in 1987.
Osprey handled recycling for all 25 sites, which resulted in a large haul of aluminum cans and plastic bottles. In total, there were 2,757 aluminum cans and 3,696 plastic bottles removed and headed to a recycling facility.
The event was a success thanks to the support of Alabama PALS, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Coca-Cola United, Every Bottle Back, Mobile Baykeeper, 3Mile Creek Partnership, Alabama Coastal Foundation, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, Dog River Clearwater Revival, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, The Peninsula of Mobile, Thompson Engineering, and Mobile County!