I Spent an Eye-Opening Day at a Recycling Plant to Learn What Really Happens to Our Trash

Buzzfeed
Aug. 13, 2018
By Kyle Davis

My hands grip the aging staircase railing as I ascend a series of steps suspended roughly 70 feet in the air. Below me, the floor is a scattered mosaic of broken plastic and rubble. I’ve wedged a pair of squishy foam plugs into my ears, offering a comfortable barrier between myself and a chorus of whirring machines producing a dull white hum. The air is thick and dank, and every few minutes I’m startled by a distant crashing sound. All around me, there is trash.

Worst types of litter: Plastic straws not even in the top 5

USA TODAY
Aug. 9, 2018
By Ashley May

As companies such as Starbucks move away from plastic straws, environmental advocates say these items aren't the worst litter offender.

"Straws are getting a lot of news, but on a volume basis, straws are literally … a drop in a bucket," Noah Ullman, CMO of Keep America Beautiful, told USA TODAY.

The national nonprofit works with more than 600 community-based affiliates and organizations to end litter.

Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Asks Teen Photographers to Capture City’s Beauty

Keep Philadelphia Beautiful teamed up with young artists at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center this summer and asked them What about Philadelphia is beautiful to you? As part of KPB’s second annual spring/summer photo campaign, several teens answered the question by capturing images of the city from skylines and diverse neighborhoods to nature and sunsets. The teens also shared why they chose that space, and why they love photography and Philly.

Kick Recycling Myths to the Curb

By Carla Fantoni, VP of Communications, Carton Council

Did you know that food and beverage cartons don’t have a “wax” coating or that bagging your recyclables in plastic bags can actually prevent them from getting recycled?

At the Carton Council, we’ve been working hard for almost 10 years to expand recycling of food and beverage cartons such as those that pack milk, juice, broth and even wine. Now we’re also trying to educate and eradicate some long-held myths that many believe. Below are some myths that are still out there. Help us spread the truth!

March 1, 2018 Great American Cleanup of PA

‘Plogging’ - Scandinavian Fitness Trend of Collecting Litter While Jogging Comes to America

STAMFORD, Conn. (Feb. 15, 2018) --  Lifesum, has become the first health app to allow its users (25 million internationally) to log and track ‘plogging’: an emerging environmentally conscious exercise craze from Scandinavia in which people integrate the collection of litter within their jogging workout. The move has been supported by Keep America Beautiful, which has served as the nation’s nonprofit steward of litter prevention for more than six decades.

Keep America Beautiful volunteers build living spaces for 60 Dallas fire stations

The CW33 - KDAF-TV
By Digital News Desk
Jan. 19, 2018

The national non-profit organization held its national conference in Dallas this week, with volunteers gathering for a 'Build and Grow' session of putting together picnic tables and benches at 60 Dallas Fire Rescue stations.

Keep Dallas Beautiful was awarded a grant from Lowe's to create the living spaces, with the help of neighborhood schools and volunteers.

Keep America Beautiful, ISRI Celebrate 20th Anniversary of America Recycles Day with “State of Recycling” Forum

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 15, 2017) – In celebration of the 20th anniversary of America Recycles Day, national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI,) today are hosting the 2017 “State of Recycling” Forum in Washington D.C., presented in partnership with Keurig Green Mountain. The topic for this year’s “State of Recycling” Forum is: Plastics: Improving Quality. Driving Demand.

H&M Wants Your Help to Keep America Beautiful

To kick off this new partnership, H&M is urging customers and fans to participate in America Recycles Day by donating unwanted textiles from any brand in any condition to any H&M in the U.S. From Nov. 9-15, people who donate to the program will receive double vouchers for 15% off their next purchase. 

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