Tons of litter, trash awaiting volunteer clean-ups across Pennsylvania

Penn Live Patriot News – Tons of litter and outright garbage have been discarded along the state’s roadways, waterways and trails during the coronavirus shutdown. Photos of the trash build-up and outright dumping of household garbage have been frequent on social media throughout the pandemic. It’s a sure bet that Pennsylvania is now home to much more than the 502 million pieces of litter – most of it cigarette butts and assorted plastics – estimated to reside along the state’s roadways by a pre-epidemic study of litter conducted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protect, Pennsylvania Depart of Transportation and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.

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