Downtown Reading targets cigarette litter

Workers install disposal boxes awarded free

Reading Eagle
May 17, 2019
By Beth Brelje

Research shows that some people would never consider tossing a soda can or a candy wrapper on the ground, but they won't think twice about flicking away a cigarette butt.

They may be surprised to be called litterers, according to a 2009 study, “Litter in America,” by the nonprofit Keep America Beautiful organization.

But dropping partially smoked cigarettes, cigarette butts, matches, lighters and packaging to the ground is littering.

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