Eco Maniac Company owner, Christina Trapani, often uses her expertise in marine debris to consult and contract on projects related to plastic pollution, balloon litter and other waterway conservation efforts.
Cigarette Litter Prevention Program: Project Manager for a pilot project at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront to reduce cigarette litter on the beach and boardwalk. Work with several partners to place cigarette butt receptacles at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, distribute pocket ashtrays to beach visitors and conduct before and after litter scans. Managed by Clean Virginia Waterways, funded by Keep America Beautiful. Follow this program on Facebook.
A Rising Concern: Reducing Balloon Release and Debris through a Social Marketing Campaign: Consultant for the development and surveys of focus group objectives; assist in the development and pilot testing of a social marketing campaign; coordinate and conduct balloon litter monitoring on sites throughout the state of Virginia. Grant funding from the NOAA Marine Debris program, managed by Virginia’s Coastal Zone Management Program and Clean Virginia Waterways.