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Westmoreland Cleanways suspends electronics recycling

Trib Live – Westmoreland Cleanways temporarily is halting drop-off of electronics at its Pleasant Unity recycling center because of a covid-19-related shutdown of a company that processes the items. Executive Director Ellen Keefe said Thursday that Westmoreland Cleanways learned the out-of-state electronics processor shut down because of

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‘It Would Smell Really Bad’: Volunteers Work To Cleanup Lake Elizabeth In Allegheny Commons

KDKA 2 CBS Pittsburgh – A couple dozen volunteers gathered to do some “summer cleaning” on the city’s North Side Tuesday morning. They worked to clean out Lake Elizabeth in Allegheny Commons, removing dumpster loads of “muck.” “This pond, this park, all of it makes the North

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Reading nonprofits team to clean up city streets

Reading Eagle -Volunteers from nonprofits We Agape You Inc. and Reading Beautification joined Wednesday to clear litter on North Fourth Street between Washington and Buttonwood streets.“Today’s cleanup with Reading Beautification was part of our mission of beautifying neighborhoods and in furtherance of our work in rehabilitating houses,”

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Keep PA Beautiful Receives Cigarette Litter Prevention Grant From Keep America Beautiful For Work In State Parks

PA Environment Digest Blog – On June 16, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful announced it has received a $20,000 grant from Keep America Beautiful to continue their work with the Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP). This is the tenth year that KPB received funding from the national

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Gloves, masks, PPE in trash prove problematic

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel – Even trash looks different during a global pandemic. Where there’s usually bottles, cans and wrappers, there’s now an discarded Latex gloves, masks and Lysol wipes. Helen Lowman, CEO of Keep America Beautiful, said the litter from personal protective equipment has increased since

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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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