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Jefferson County Residents Speak Out on Area’s Littering Problem

Explore Jefferson – A recent Litter Research Study found that most Pennsylvanians see litter as an ongoing problem in our state, and Jefferson County is no exception to those findings. The Pennsylvania Litter Research Study – organized in 2018-2019 with funding from PA DEP (Pennsylvania Department of

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DCNR, Keep PA Beautiful See 48% Reduction In Cigarette Litter In Participating State Parks

PA Environment Digest Blog -Four state parks have seen a 48 percent reduction in cigarette litter at the midpoint of a joint Keep PA Beautiful and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources project to implement the national Cigarette Litter Prevention Program in participating parks. Another count will

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PennDOT Innovations Challenge open to high school students

The Triboro Banner – With the Dec. 20 entry deadline approaching, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) remind students in grades 9-12 to participate in the third PennDOT Innovations Challenge. The Innovations Challenge encourages students to use their problem-solving,

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500 Million Pieces of Trash Cover This State’s Roads

24/7 Wall Street – One of America’s largest states by population has roads littered with items that people have thrown away. The litter ranges from cigarette butts to bottles and aluminum cans. Researchers say they have little hope the problem will get better soon. The nonprofit Keep

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Study finds 500 millions pieces of litter on Pa. roadways

Fox 29 Philadelphia – A study found 500 million pieces of litter on Pennsylvania roadways. FOX 29’s Chris O’Connell has more. Watch Video

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96 million-plus cigarette butts along Pennsylvania roadways

Penn Live Patriot News – A study of litter along Pennsylvania roadways earlier this year found more than 96 million cigarette butts that had been tossed from passing vehicles. The Pennsylvania Litter Research Study was done across Pennsylvania this year for Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful as a pilot effort to

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Study estimates 500 million pieces of litter on Pennsylvania roads. Here are the worst offenders.

The Morning Call – From the cigarette butt casually tossed from a car window, to the empty soda can that never seems to move, to yesterday’s fast-food container, there’s never a shortage of garbage to be found along Pennsylvania’s highways. But for the first time in two

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DEP, PennDOT, Keep PA Beautiful Announce Statewide Initiative To Reduce Littering, High Cleanup Costs

PA Environment Digest – On November 14, the departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation, in partnership with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, announced an initiative to reduce littering and presented results of the first statewide litter study in over 20 years at the 2019 Litter Summit attended by more than 125 local

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Study: More than 500M pieces of litter found along PA roads

Fox 56 – PLAINS TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY (WOLF) — Studies show that more than 500 million pieces of litter were found along Pennsylvania roads in the last year. “I don’t see why it gets like that,” said Jonathan Smith. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful announced a new partnership with PennDOT

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Statewide initiative will reduce littering

Times Leader – The Pennsylvania Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Transportation (PennDOT), in partnership with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, last week announced an initiative to reduce littering and presented results of the first statewide litter study in over 20 years at a meeting attended by more than

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