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DEP Citizens Advisory Council To Discuss Keep PA Beautiful Litter Study, Food Waste Recycling June 16

PA Environment Digest Blog -DEP’s Citizens Advisory Council is scheduled to meet on June 16 to hear presentations on Keep PA Beautiful’s Litter Study and on food waste recycling.  Keep PA Beautiful President Shannon Reiter will provide an overview of the KPB, DEP and PennDOT initiative to

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‘The face of litter has changed’

The Alpena News -Even trash looks different during a global pandemic. Where one would usually see bottles, cans and wrappers, there’s now an abundance of discarded Latex gloves, masks and Lysol wipes. Helen Lowman, the CEO of Keep America Beautiful, said recently that she’s noticed an uptick

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Impacts of Litter in Our Waterways

Globe Times – Have you ever wondered how litter impacts the quality of our local waterways and neighborhoods?  Do you know where rainwater goes after entering storm drains in our streets, or what happens to the trash and debris it carries? More importantly, do you know the

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RTS for June 1, 2020

The Bradford Era – CLEANUP TOOLS: Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful offers cleanup tools and resources to those who are compelled to clean up nature when they see trash scattered amidst the beauty. Fresh air and sunshine can help improve your mood, lower blood pressure and reduce stress to name

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MCTI freshmen win PennDOT’s Innovation Challenge with trash pickup app

Pocono Record -A pair of Monroe Career and Technical Institute students took the top prize for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s 2019-20 Innovations Challenge with an app and website that help motivate litter cleanup. The statewide competition challenges students from grades nine through 12 to utilize problem-solving

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Wolf Administration’s “Innovations Challenge” Winners Announced

EIN PressWire –Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that a team of students from the Monroe Career and Technical Institute in PennDOT’s Allentown-based Engineering District 5 has been selected as the statewide winner for the 2019-2020 Innovations Challenge. PennDOT

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Keep PA Beautiful Offers Litter, Illegal Dumping Cleanup Tools And Resources To Help Groups, Communities

PA Environment Digest Blog –Keep PA Beautiful has a variety of litter cleanup tools and resources available to help groups and communities deal with litter and illegal dumping. We have all been told that fresh air and sunshine can help improve your mood, lower blood pressure and

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Proper disposal of litter, recyclables remains imperative as public spaces reopen

Newville Valley Times Star – As Pennsylvania counties move forward with plans to reopen parts of their economies and more people go outdoors and seek recreation in public spaces, including parks and trails, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful issued an urgent reminder to residents of Pennsylvania to properly dispose

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Clearfield County Sisters Place Third in PennDOT Innovations Challenge State Championship

GANT News -All-female team from Reach Cyber Charter School to receive scholarships for their litter control innovationAn all-female team of high school students from Reach Cyber Charter School have been awarded third place in the state championship of the 2019-20 PennDOT Innovations Challenge. The team is comprised of

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Westmoreland tire recycling event meant to help control mosquito numbers

Trib Live -Recycling of old tires is more important than ever now that warm weather has arrived. The rubber rings could become filled with water and serve as a breeding area for disease-carrying mosquitoes. That’s why the Westmoreland Conservation District, which monitors mosquitoes for West Nile Virus

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