Keep PA Beautiful Recommends Comprehensive Strategy For Reducing Litter, Illegal Dumping

PA Environment Digest -On April 17, Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, appeared before a joint meeting of the House Tourism and Recreational Development and Transportation Committees for an informational meeting on anti-litter initiatives and their impact on tourism.Some key findings and recommendations outlined in her testimony were–

— KPB identified over 6,000 illegal dumping sites in the state which cost an average of $614/ton to cleanup;

— KPB recommends establishing universal access to convenient and affordable trash disposal and recycling services to address this issue;

— In 2018, volunteers in Pennsylvania picked up 7.2 million pounds of trash from along roadways, trails and streams through the Great American Cleanup of PA;

— The return in community benefit for each $1 invested in this cleanup effort was $55;

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