Since 2013, the League to Save Lake Tahoe has conducted litter cleanups around the Tahoe Basin – more than 1,400 of them. Together, League volunteers, staff and partners have removed over 74,000 pounds of litter from the Tahoe environment.
Along with trash, our family of Tahoe Blue-Gooders also gather data on the items they find, which reveal key insights, including what kind of things most often become litter. Armed with this information, our team of policy experts applies science to find solutions. Using this “science to solutions” approach, we have successfully pushed for policies that prevent litter at its source, banning items like plastic bags, Styrofoam, and single-use plastic water bottles, and limiting plastic utensils and straws.
Now, we’re going further. Together with community members, volunteers and partners, we’re reaching out in areas around the Tahoe Basin to ask others to help us prevent litter at its source.
As a Tahoe business, you can make a difference. Use the downloadable resources found below to stop the flow of litter into the Basin. By making simple, cost-effective changes to your supply orders and customer service, you can prevent litter from harming Lake Tahoe. Your customers will thank you for doing your part to Keep Tahoe Blue.