Pa.’s litter problem | The Numbers Racket
Of the total estimated litter on roadways, the study found that 186.2 million (37.1 percent) pieces were cigarette butts. Another 152.9 million (30.4 percent) pieces of litter were plastic, most prevalently plastic film and plastic beverage containers, according to the study.
DEP encourages Pennsylvanians to join local litter cleanup efforts | Five for the Weekend
The department reports that there are already 290 events registered this year on the Pick Up Pennsylvania website with approximately 21,000 volunteers.