No MOre Trash! 2014 Peanut Pin
The 2014 No MOre Trash! participation pin was specially designed to commemorate the 30th birthday of NMT mascot, Peanut the Turtle. Peanut is a living example of how litter can affect wildlife. When young, the red-eared slider crawled into a plastic six-pack ring that someone had thrown on the ground instead of a trashcan. The ring got hung on her shell. Eventually, her shell grew but the ring stayed on, giving her the shape of a peanut. She was found and taken to the St. Louis Zoo where the ring was cut off. She has lived with the Missouri Department of Conservation since 1993.