Scarsdale student launches campaign to clear discard PPE outside stores

A student from Scarsdale has launched a campaign to keep stores clear of used person protection equipment littered outside.

News 12 Staff

May 5, 2020, 10:13 PM

Updated 1,480 days ago

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A student from Scarsdale has launched a campaign to keep stores clear of used person protection equipment littered outside.
The ‘Fight Dirty, Keep Clean’ campaign was created by 17-year-old Scarsdale high school scholar Sabrina Siegel. Siegel decided to start the tidying initiative after witnessing the mess at a Shoprite supermarket.
The coronavirus pandemic put an end to her studies and lacrosse season, which allowed her ample time to think.
She recruited dozens of volunteers online and began cleaning up the discarded personal protective equipment.
“I was here with my mom shopping, and we looked down on the ground, and we saw a crazy amount of gloves and masks and disinfectant wipes on the ground,” says Siegel. “I felt that this was the best way to be hands-on, and be helpful during a crisis.”
The former athlete says she and her crew will clean up for as long as it’s needed.
“We know that we have all these front-line workers that are doing everything for us, and by us just coming out here and doing this, is what seems like a small thing is huge for our environment, for our safety.”
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