PalmettoPride Helps Volvo Employees Clean Up Folly Beach
(Columbia, SC) – On Saturday, June 12 Volvo employees, PalmettoPride, and Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission gathered on the sandy shores of Folly Beach to clean up litter with family and friends. During two hours, more than 125 volunteers picked up litter.
While some cleanups come away with litter from roadways, this cleanup removed more than 120 lbs. of litter, much of it being micro-plastic, from the Atlantic shoreline. Volunteers of all ages joined together to remove plastic bottles, diapers, beach balls, cigarette butts, and more found where beachgoers relax during all times of the year.
Other positive results from this cleanup show that continuous pickup over time, such as these volunteers with the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission, keeps beaches clean. This event was an opportunity for even more volunteers to join these efforts. “Litter prevention is a major factor in economic development. For Volvo to get involved in these efforts shows their commitment to community improvement and quality of life,” said Sarah Lyles, PalmettoPride Executive Director.
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PalmettoPride is working towards a litter-free South Carolina. Created as a legislative initiative to fight litter and help beautify South Carolina by engaging citizens to take action in their communities through education, enforcement, awareness and pickup. Keep South Carolina Beautiful is the state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and is housed as a program under PalmettoPride. KSCB oversees nearly 30 affiliates across the state and provides resources, training, and guidance to those affiliates.