Plastic pollution has created an unchecked environmental burden in our waterways, forests and communities.
One solution is to simply pay Americans to gather up this pollution and to be paid a bounty based on the poundage.
The funds for this payment system would come from a small tax on companies that produce single-use plastic packaging and bottles.
Home recycling efforts should remain in force and the amount of people accepted into the bounty program would be limited to those under a certain income threshold. Those accepted into the program would be required to take an ethics oath and will be subject to fine if regulations of the program are not followed.