Cleaning Up Our World #3PIECES of Trash at a Time

September 22, 2022

Cleaning Up Our World – #3Pieces of Trash at a Time

How many times have you been out on the trail, or lake, or river and seen trash laying around? Maybe it made you sad, or maybe you thought (like me), “Man, I want to pick up that trash, but I don’t have anything to put it in.” This was happening to me a LOT. I mean, WAY too often. Everywhere I went, I found trash littering our National & State lands, creeks, rivers, trails, camping areas; everywhere! Rather than just getting mad at the idiots who couldn’t be bothered to pick up after themselves, I decided to DO something about it. I started carrying garbage bags with me wherever I went. But that wasn’t really a solution either. I mean, how much trash can ONE person pick up? And the plastic trash bags I was using would eventually just wind up in our landfills – not a great solution.

BUT! What if it weren’t just me? And what if people could have easy access to recyclable bags that wouldn’t contribute to landfills? Bags they could carry with them everywhere they went? *light bulb*

That’s when the idea for “#3Pieces” and “Clean Me Up, Buttercup” hit me. The idea is simple: if each person picks up #3Pieces of trash whenever they are out in the world, Earth will start to be cleaner and healthier in no time at all. And if I made it simple and easy to participate, maybe people would! So I created bags that are free to anyone who wants to help. In fact, I created a few different bags. Check out our current bag options:

1. Washable Tote Bag made from recycled materials

2. Canvas (washable) Book Bag-sized tote made from recycled materials

3.  Paper Tote Bags also made from recycled materials

The bags can be used in a multitude of ways. Maybe you want to promote the cause or show your support – use the Washable Tote Bag for groceries. Maybe you want to package a gift in the Paper Tote Bag – instead of purchasing a non-recycled gift bag. The gift will look nice while also promoting the cause. How about keeping a Washable Tote Bag folded up tightly in your backpack, so you can pick up trash when you’re hiking on the trail? The ways to contribute are limited only by your imagination!

Want a bag? Drop me an email at: Put “SEND ME A BAG” in the subject line. Let me know your mailing address, and which bag(s) you would like. As we roll out this campaign, our quantities are still limited, so we can only send 3 bags (any combination) at a time.

In order to spread the word, take a picture of yourself using the bags and post it on social media. If you tag @CleanMeUpButtercup, we will enter you into a drawing for a free t-shirt.

Questions? Email me, or DM on IG. We really want to hear your stories about Cleaning Up Our World, #3Pieces at a Time!!