Turkeys and Trophies

LehighValleyLive.com – The City of Easton isn’t throwing away cigarette butts collected in receptacles around the city, it’s recycling them. The Easton Ambassadors — the red-clad helpers who pick up litter, maintain planters, help with security and assist tourists — estimate they have collected more than half a million cigarette butts since the receptacles were placed in the downtown in 2015. Now the butts will be sent to TerraCycle, a company that converts them into shipping pallets and park benches. The city recently received a grant from Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful to purchase more receptacles, and plans to extend the recycling program to other neighborhoods.

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