While the kits are free, registration is required at www.metroparks.org/adopt. Kits will be available for pick up on April 17 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Cox Arboretum and Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark. Participants are asked to report how much trash they collect, enabling the MetroParks to track the impact of the project.
You can also sign up to take part in the EarthDay.org Great Global Cleanup. Visit https://cleanup.earthday.org/, sign up and clean up with family, friends or neighbors at a location of your choosing. It’s that easy.
For more information on Earth Day events or opportunities to make a difference, visit www.earthday.org.
Fast facts about global waste
270,000: Premature deaths annually caused by uncontrolled burning of household waste
2 billion: People live without any waste collection services
79 percent: Of all plastics ever produced have accumulated in the natural environment or landfills