Recovery Supports:

Planet Recovery

Planet Recovery is an element of SpiritWorks Foundation, a non-profit organization, designed to teach and employ individuals who are healing from addiction, trauma, and abuse to “recover the planet”. Efforts include

  •  recycling
  • trash removal
  • cigarette-butt upcycling

We will be providing training and putting people to work recycling, picking up trash, cleaning up Williamsburg and beyond. Jan Brown discovered that people with addiction to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs are significant contributors to the bottles, cigarettes and cans littered across the planet.

Her discovery led to a solution to two problems:

  • real jobs for people in recovery who face major challenges securing and maintaining employment
  •   an ethical recycling solution for clothing, bottles, cans and cigarette butts

Today Planet Recovery is a role-model social enterprise, producing significant triple-bottom line results in Virginia.

Learn more and join the PlanetRecovery “Butt Reduction” Challenge at

Upcycling: the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value
— Wikipedia