WESB News –
Pennsylvania is attempting to ramp up its litter prevention measures after today’s meeting with the Department of Environmental Protection, PennDOT and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.
The three organizations released the results of the first statewide comprehensive research on litter, the cost of cleaning it up and announced the formation of a state-led workgroup to shift Pennsylvania’s strategy from cleanup to prevention.
Field research results indicate more than 502 million pieces of litter on Pennsylvania’s roads, the most common items being cigarette butts, and cities collectively spend over $68 million annually on cleanup, education, enforcement, and prevention efforts.
Learn more about the state litter research results and littering reduction initiative at www.dep.pa.gov/litteringactionplan.