Cigarette butts, food wrappers, plastic bottles top list of litter found along Pa. waterways

Trib Live – Nearly 14,000 volunteers collected more than 860,000 pounds of litter and trash along waterways in Pennsylvania during the 2017 International Coastal Cleanup, according to the nonprofit Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful . The top five types of trash collected in the state, with quantities, were:

• Cigarette butts, 28,209 pounds;

• Food wrappers, 9,206 pounds;

• Plastic bottles, 8,047 pounds;

• Bottle caps, 5,817 pounds;

• Tires, 2,507 pounds.

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