BRUNSWICK, GA (October 10, 2022) –Wondering what to do with all those Halloween candy wrappers? Well wonder no more – the national Unwrap the Waves effort includes two local drop off locations this year: Old City Hall in downtown Brunswick and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island.
Partnering with Juno Beach, Florida’s Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and the Downtown Brunswick Development Authority will accept empty candy wrappers October 17th-November 10th.
Unwrap the Waves reduces landfill waste and the possibility of discarded wrappers finding their way into local waterways as land litter. The 2021 national effort included 31 community partners and over 730,000 candy wrappers recycled.
The Unwrap the Waves initiative encourages students and community members to get into the “spirit” of conservation by collecting their Halloween candy wrappers and recycling them via TerraCycle. “Unwrap the Waves provides community members with a means to recycle candy wrappers and raises awareness of the large amount of single-use waste produced from a single holiday,” said Keep Golden Isles Beautiful executive director Lea King-Badyna. “We are excited to partner with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and the Brunswick Downtown Development Authority to provide the Golden Isles Community with Halloween candy wrapper recycling opportunities this year.”
October 17-November 10 Drop off locations during normal business hours:
Old City Hall – 1220 Newcastle Street, downtown Brunswick (lobby)
Georgia Sea Turtle Center – 214 Stable Road, Jekyll (gift shop)
For more information, contact Keep Golden Isles Beautiful: firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-279-1490.