Earth Day is celebrated around the country on April 22.
In Tifton, J.T. Reddick Elementary School's students came together and collected 12,000 plastic bottles.
25 million plastic bottles are thrown away every hour in the United States and only five percent of those are recycled.
Students today know about recycling. They know what happens if you don't if litter isn't picked up.
Students today are meeting scientists, learning about the importance of recycling and how Mother Earth is affected.