The Trash Hero mission is to bring communities together to clean and reduce waste. We do this through:
- Action and Awareness. We pick up trash. Whether a cigarette butt on the sand, or 2000 km from an island beach – if we see it, we clean it! And we motivate others to do the same. By spending a few hours together picking up trash, people gain a profound understanding of the consequences of being careless about waste.
- Education. We actively engage children through our multilingual kids’ program, connecting environmental values with hands-on experience of the impact that trash has on the local and global environment. Adults also learn experientially, backed up with information and workshops provided by our volunteers.
- Sustainable Projects. We create long-term programs that help communities to remove and better manage their waste, and strategies that will reduce the amount of waste being produced in the future.
- Inspiration. We motivate people to become Trash Heroes in their everyday lives. With consistently positive messaging, and a philosophy of “small steps”, we remove the barriers to change. Trash Hero volunteers have gone home to make their own heroic clean-ups around the world.
Trash Hero believes that every one of us can be a Trash Hero.
Our programs are action-based and inclusive, engaging the whole community to clean their environment and reduce their consumption of throwaway plastic – tackling waste in the environment, but also at its source.