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Kennett area woman gives one month of her life every year to clean trash from local roads

Daily American – EAST MARLBOROUGH — On New Year’s Day, when many people spent time with family and friends or watched some football, a Kennett-area woman worked seven hours cleaning trash from local roads. “We live in a nice area and I just don’t like looking at

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New Roots Recovery Center, SCI Retreat Jan. 4 Roadside Cleanup In Newport Twp., Nanticoke Area, Luzerne County A Success!

PA Environment Digest Blog – The New Roots Recovery Center litter crew, Nanticoke Conservation Club and staff from the SCI Retreat held a cleanup at 119 E. Kirmar Street in Nanticoke, Luzerne County on January 4 and it was a great success! The cleanup was supported by

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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

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Easton has recycled half a million cigarette butts. And that’s just the beginning.

lehighvalleylive.com – What’s the most commonly found piece of litter on the side of Pennsylvania highways?  It’s not soda cans. It’s not scrap paper.  It’s cigarette butts, according to the Pennsylvania Litter Research Study. The study was compiled earlier this year.  The City of Easton is trying to

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Their View: Anti-littering efforts key to enhancing region’s curb appeal

Times Leader – Curb appeal. Those two words mean a lot to Visit Luzerne County and our efforts to attract visitors and to show, to our residents as well, that this is a great place to live, work, and play. Studies have shown that 70% of first-time

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Keep PA Beautiful, BEHR Paints, Home Depot Fresh Paint Days Community Projects Completed

PA Environment Digest –  Eight community projects have now been completed with the help of the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, BEHR Paint and The Home Depot Foundation 2019 Fresh Paint Days Program. This year’s program gave recipients 20 gallons of paint and painting supplies and community partners and volunteers then got to work transforming

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Christmas tree recycling sites opening soon in Westmoreland

Trib Live -Live Christmas trees can be recycled starting Thursday at several locations around Westmoreland County.  Trees that are recycled will be chipped into mulch and spread at community parks, rather than taking up space at a landfill if they are thrown out with the trash, according

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Giant Eagle eyes elimination of some plastics

Chain Store Age – Giant Eagle is placing single-use plastics in its crosshairs.  The regional supermarket retailer is launching a strategic sustainability platform focused on achieving environmental milestones related to plastics, waste, carbon emissions, sustainable products, and employee engagement. Giant Eagle is taking flight with the platform

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Keep PA Beautiful, BEHR Paints, Home Depot Fresh Paint Days Community Projects Completed

PA Environment Digest Blog -Eight community projects have now been completed with the help of the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, BEHR Paint and The Home Depot Foundation 2019 Fresh Paint Days Program. This year’s program gave recipients 20 gallons of paint and painting supplies and community partners and

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Litter costs money, and guess what? You’re paying for it. Here’s how to prevent it.

York Daily Record – Shannon Reiter understands litter because she’s been fighting it for the last 15 years. Reiter is the president of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, which is leading an effort to learn how communities across the state are combating litter and garbage challenges. In a survey of state residents, 96 percent

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