Monthly archive for February 2020

Join Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s PICK UP PENNSYLVANIA

(February 20, 2020) – The results of a recent statewide study on litter, conducted by the Departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, found that there are currently an estimated 502 million pieces of litter on Pennsylvania roadways, most of it cigarette butts and

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Reading mayor wants to target litter problem

Reading Eagle – Litter is an issue that is costly, unsightly and creates a public health risk, Reading’s managing director told City Council Monday night. Managing Director Pedro Cortes briefed council on the city’s efforts to address litter after several media reports about it. “The issues of

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Cost to pick up litter could feed thousands

Butler Eagle –We toss a lot of trash. In public. A recently released Pennsylvania Litter Research Study of 180 locations across the state found 502 million pieces of litter on the state’s roads, the most-common items being cigarette butts and plastic food wrappers and bottles. After visiting

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The top 5 litter items thrown on Pennsylvania roads

Reading Eagle – Approximately 502.5 million pieces litter are estimated to be on Pennsylvania roadways, according to the first statewide comprehensive research on litter. The study released last month by Department of Environmental Protection, PennDOT and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.  The estimate is based on on-the-ground litter counts

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ROADBLOCKING THE WAR ON LITTER

The Philadelphia Citizen – A new report by Burns McDonnell for Keep Philadelphia Beautiful examined how Philadelphia and eight other Pennsylvania cities spend their resources on litter prevention versus clean-up (“litter abatement”). The report includes a useful rundown of all the organizations, departments and city programs that touch on

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