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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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Halloween candy
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Rasa Kaye
October 25, 2019 - 10:51 am
The trash component of Halloween is horridly high. The square footage of candy wrappers rivals that of holiday giftwrap, with the added eyesore of almost instantly becoming litter in streets and, later, in waterways.
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Trash piling up on Venango Street in Philadelphia
Pat Loeb
September 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
Nine months after Philadelphia started using surveillance cameras to reduce illegal dumping, the results are decidedly mixed.
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The 2019 Wawa Welcome America concert
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Mike DeNardo
July 05, 2019 - 9:21 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Looking at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Friday morning, you might not have realized that there were thousands of people there the night before enjoying the holiday concert and fireworks. The Wawa Welcome America concert crowd left tons of trash, but Philadelphia...
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Pat Loeb
June 05, 2019 - 5:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Council committee Wednesday gave approval for the Streets Department to sign new contracts for recycling and waste disposal. The vote followed a lengthy public testimony that the contracts would harm the environment. Philadelphia, along with most...
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A container filled with plastic waste from Australia is seen on May 28, 2019 in Port Klang, west of Kuala Lumpur.
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May 28, 2019 - 6:41 pm
By Ushar Daniele and Helen Regan, CNN (CNN) - - Malaysia will return 450 tonnes of contaminated plastic waste to the countries that shipped it, in a refusal to become a dumping ground for the world's trash. Nine shipping containers at Port Klang, west of Kuala Lumpur, on Tuesday were found to...
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One Day At A Time
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Paul Kurtz
May 15, 2019 - 2:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Armed with push brooms, air blowers, shovels and trash bags, a cleanup crew of nearly a dozen people methodically made their way east from 18th Street and Susquehanna Avenue to Broad Street. The street cleaners with One Day At A Time (ODAAT) — a drug and alcohol...
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Sharswood has become a dumping ground, and city officials can't seem to do anything about it.
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Pat Loeb
April 18, 2019 - 3:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In what officials say is just the start of a crackdown on dumpers, Philadelphia Housing Authority police have arrested two men for illegally dumping construction debris on lots owned by PHA in North Philadelphia. Katie Heer and Jon Sanborn were frustrated for months,...
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Recycling.
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Pat Loeb
April 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia is close to signing a new contract for recycling services that will end the practice of incinerating at least half of what it picks up in curbside recycling, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams told City Council at a budget hearing Wednesday. Like other...
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