Newsroom

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

Pennsylvania spends $14 million clearing roadside trash. One York man is doing it himself.

York Daily Record – Tyler Snelbaker and his wife, Kayla, chose their century-old home in the City of York, in part, because of the neighborhood’s charm and its proximity to green space. Farquhar Park and Kiwanis Lake are a short stroll from their Lincoln Street home. In

Read more

Keep PA Beautiful, PennDOT Partner With Municipalities Thru Roadside, Park Adoption Programs To Cleanup Litter

PA Environment Digest Blog – Whether intentionally put there or blown from trash cans, dumpsters, shopping carts or cars, every community has pockets of unsightly trash.  Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has a program for local residents, organizations, civic groups, and businesses to be part of the solution.  Their

Read more

Clairon County Residents Speak Out on Area’s Littering Problem

Explore Clarion – The Pennsylvania Litter Research Study – organized in 2018-2019 with funding from PA DEP (Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection); PennDOT (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation); Keep America Beautiful, and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful – conducted a phone survey collecting 500 residents’ views on litter and littering,

Read more