Bottle Graveyard

  • Location
    Elizabeth City, North Carolina
  • Status
  • Age Level
    14 to 18 Years
  • Group Type
    School-Based Program

The Problem

We want to eliminate the litter of hundreds of bottles in the drainage ditch behind our school. We want to discover where the bottles came from and how so many bottles ended up in this one area. We also want to learn how the pollution in the ditch affects the local watershed and animals. Our short term goal is to clean up the ditch and recycle the bottles. Our long term goal is to prevent large scale littering in the future.

Our Plan

We plan to get the bottles out of the ditch and recycle them. We also plan to beautify the area by adding a pollinator garden along with recycling and trash receptacles to prevent littering in the future. We believe our project will help educate the public on the negative effects of littering on the environment, the people, and the animals in the community.

Themes Addressed

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    Community Enhancement
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The Benefit

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