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Mr. Trash Wheel toys offered in online campaign

Posted at 10:56 AM, Aug 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 10:56:05-04

Those who adore Baltimore's icon to environmental responsibility, Mr. Trash Wheel, can now take home their favorite refuse remover in an adorable plush form.

The Waterfront Partnership has partnered with Budsies, a company that turns drawings into stuffed animals, to offer plush Mr. Trash Wheel toys as part of a new online campaign.

More than 250 orders need to be placed by the end of the month for the plush toys to be produced at a price point of $30 a piece. The campaign claims each toy sold will help remove 25 pounds of trash from the harbor. 

Created in 2014, Mr. Trash Wheel has built a passionate following in the city and around th world, as he's proven a valiant fighter in the battle to clean up the harbor. The trash collector has ingested more than 1 million pounds of trash since his creation. His efficiency has spawned the creation of two more wheels, with a third on the way.