By: Daniel Richman
Baseball season is right around the corner (insert collective cheer here), which means our San Francisco Giants will yet again embrace the task of defending a World Championship, their 2nd title in three years. This year, the Giants have decided to help our city in a new way, partnering with Mayor Ed Lee to launch an exciting new Anti-Litter Campaign, “Giant Sweep”. Apparently ‘sweeping’ the Tigers in the World Series wasn’t enough for these guys…
Back in September, Travel and Leisure ranked San Francisco the 11th dirtiest city in America, two rankings dirtier than Las Vegas. In 2012 alone, Department of Public Works (DPW) cleaning crews picked up nearly 23,000 tons of litter and illegally dumped materials (damaged couches, TVs, etc.) from city streets and sidewalks.