Street cleaning in Philadelphia
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Pat Loeb
February 20, 2020 - 12:00 pm
Philadelphia officials say their pilot project to sweep streets was a success and they plan to expand it by the end of the year. Read more here.
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A person cleaning up litter.
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Mark Abrams
February 08, 2020 - 4:00 am
A new study finds litter is a costly problem that can't be solved solely by just cleaning up the mess. Read more here.
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Kelly McDowell is a one-woman cleanup crew picking up litter along Chester County roads.
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Molly Daly
January 12, 2020 - 5:28 pm
The official-looking orange road sign on Route 1 in Chester County says "Litter Crew Ahead." But the crew consists of one woman on a mission. Read more here.
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Waste Watchers
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Rasa Kaye
November 07, 2019 - 3:04 pm
Recycling is an ongoing challenge, especially at big public events. Garbage going in — in the form of single-use plastics — definitely means more garbage coming out. But some event organizers are spearheading disposal in the right direction. Read more here.
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Seger Park Dog Owners Association is promoting puppy plogging.
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Rasa Kaye
July 17, 2019 - 10:14 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Seger Park Dog Run in Philadelphia's Washington Square West neighborhood is a treasure for the community's dog families. Meticulously maintained by a well-organized volunteer association, it's the home of pup-friendly seasonal events such as Howl-o-ween and Santa...
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Rasa Kaye
October 12, 2018 - 4:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two years ago, University of Pennsylvania campus Minister Dave Brindley was one guy with a grabber picking up wind-blown and carelessly tossed trash from his West Philly street. Today his “Litter? Not In Philly!” campaign has about 1,300 enrolled citizen trash picker-...
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Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
October 09, 2018 - 7:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you've ever wondered why Philadelphia's litter problem is so hard to solve, there was a clue at Wednesday's hearing of the city council's Streets and Services Committee. Zero Waste and Litter Director Nic Esposito says his office conducted research to see how trash...
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plastic bag litter
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Eric Walter
August 27, 2018 - 11:06 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that he has vetoed a bill that was intended to curtail the use of plastic bags in the state. Assembly bill 3267 and Senate bill 2600 would have required that consumers pay a five-cent fee for single-use carryout bags and...
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The city's Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet got 24 community groups to join its effort, offering them 50 cents per sign taken down and turned in, up to $250.
Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet
Pat Loeb
July 11, 2018 - 6:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Officials tried something new in their effort to combat the rogue signs that litter utility poles and other public spots. In the process, they managed to eliminate more than 8,000 of them in two weeks. The city's Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet got 24 community groups...
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For the first time, Philadelphia is offering a bounty to help rid the streets of so-called "bandit signs."
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Mike DeNardo
May 08, 2018 - 10:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the first time, Philadelphia is offering a bounty to help rid the streets of so-called "bandit signs." The city will launch a program next month to pay community groups to take down the illegal signs, often tacked onto utility poles promoting concerts or claiming...
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