Littering is a habit, and prevention starts with you. Research and experience have shown that litter is the result of individual behavior — choosing to litter or being careless in the handling of waste. Once litter is on the ground, it attracts more litter. A clean community, by contrast, can discourage littering and improve community appearance and quality of life.
Litter Projects in Action
KPAB has always advocated keeping Port Aransas beautiful with various projects: Quilt, Plogging, Trash Toters, GCAA Awards, Rain Barrels, UTMSI Green Team Film Series, Our Footprints on the Island, Beautiful Business Awards, and more. Here are some recent projects:
KPAB hosts clean ups twice a year to keep our beach clean.
KPAB is working with business owners to install cigarette butt receptacles and is recycling them through Terracycle.
KPAB along with Marlins United has adopted 2.5 miles of Highway 361
in Port Aransas and hosts clean ups throughout the year.
Beach Litter Bags:
KPAB has partnered with the City of Port Aransas to distribute litter bags for beach goers. KPAB volunteers ensure the stands are stocked with bags.
San Jose Island Clean Ups:
KPAB hosts periodic clean ups of San Jose Island (St. Joe), located directly north of Port Aransas across the Ship Channel.
Dunk Your Junk and e-Cycling:
KPAB and the City host this annual event for homeowners.
Texas Litter Prevention Resources
Keep America Beautiful Programs
- Keep America Beautiful – litter fact sheets.
- Cigarette Litter Prevention – why it matters, what you can do, how you do it.
Learn More About Preventing Litter
- Litter. It Costs You. – 9 Interesting Facts and Statistics about Littering.
- EPA’s Marine Debris Prevention Toolkit
- Begin With the Bin: Preventing Litter – facts about litter and how to prevent it