(November 14, 2019) –Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, today announced in partnership with the Pennsylvania Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Transportation (PennDOT), an initiative to reduce littering in Pennsylvania. The results of the first statewide study on litter in over 20 years were presented at a meeting at the Hilton Harrisburg that was attended by more than 125 local government, legislative, business, and community organization partners.
The Pennsylvania Litter Research Study was conducted in 2018-2019 with funding from Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, DEP, PennDOT and Keep America Beautiful®. A phone survey collected 500 Pennsylvanians’ views on litter and littering. Field teams performed on-the-ground litter counts in 180 locations statewide, including state and local roads in urban and rural areas. Burns & McDonnell, a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm, conducted the study, as part of a pilot to the upcoming national Keep America Beautiful Litter Study.