You may not realize it, but your holiday celebration this year might be creating more litter than you think. The good news is, there are a lot of ways you can make a difference and reduce litter this holiday season. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, the amount […] Read More

Thanksgiving is a time of reflection. A time to express gratitude and give thanks for our many blessings. Here in Tennessee, we have so many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Here’s our top four. Tennessee’s Natural Beauty Tennessee’s natural beauty is all around us and what an amazing resource for all our residents. […] Read More

Pollution is scarier than you think! In honor of Halloween, here are 10 spooky facts about litter you should know. 1. Cigarette Butts Take a LONG Time to Decompose Did you know that cigarette butts can take up to 10 years to decompose? They also release harmful toxins into the environment. 2. Waterway Trash Often […] Read More

Here’s how you can participate in No Trash November this year. 1. Don’t Litter! First of all, don’t litter. But since you’re here on the website, we’re pretty sure you already know that. You’re probably ready to do more, so keep reading! 2. If you see litter, pick it up. Everyone can take personal responsibility […] Read More

Adopt-A-Highway groups throughout the state of Tennessee are an important tool to help end littering in Tennessee. Each October, we celebrate the anniversary of this program in our state. These volunteer groups commit to clean up along their designated two-mile stretch of roadway at least 4 times per year. The Tennessee Department of Transportation supports […] Read More

Tires are a real problem when they’ve been abandoned along roadways, or even worse, when they’ve been dumped illegally. They are a type of litter frequently seen on Tennessee roadways and should be disposed of properly. The Keep America Beautiful (KAB) 2020 National Litter Study identified that tires and tire treads are among the country’s […] Read More

It’s an exciting new season for Talking Trash! With the first season of “Talking Trash: The Show” in the can, it’s time to introduce some new characters to help educate Tennesseans about how litter affects our state. Our new cast is sure to entertain while simultaneously annoying Red Plastic Cup and convincing everyone to join […] Read More

Finding your next volunteer opportunity just got easier with our Tennessee Cleanup Event Calendar. It’s easier than ever to search for a public cleanup and Join the Movement to end littering in Tennessee. Our success with No Trash November in 2021 – a statewide initiative to collect 25,000 pounds of litter and host 25 cleanup […] Read More

Tennessee’s beauty is showcased in its Scenic Byways, and the state has numerous beautiful roads and highways that have been preserved and enhanced so that citizens and visitors can enjoy what they have to offer. What is a Scenic Byway? A Scenic Byway is a road or route that has importance, not only to the […] Read More

Nobody Trashes Tennessee is proud to sponsor Washed Ashore, a new exhibit at the Tennessee Aquarium which looks at the problem of plastic litter in our waterways through a series of dramatic and beautiful sculptures as part of the Aquarium’s 30th Anniversary. The larger-than-life sculptures featuring aquatic animals are made from recovered plastic debris and […] Read More

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