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Mr. Trash Wheel toys offered in online campaign

Posted: 10:56 AM, Aug 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-20 14:56:05Z

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 p roven 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.