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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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Composting pile of fruit and vegetables.
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David Madden
February 05, 2020 - 3:03 pm
Camden County will take a new approach to getting rid of food scraps in four of its facilities. Read more here.
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Workers separating paper and plastic on a conveyor belt in a recycling facility.
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Pat Loeb
January 21, 2020 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia officials say the city's recycling stream is getting cleaner and they credit a public information campaign about how to recycle correctly. But they have a lot more to do. 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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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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